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pink 1

 (pĭngk)
n.
1. Any of a group of colors reddish in hue, of medium to high lightness, and of low to moderate saturation.
2.
a. Any of various plants of the genus Dianthus, such as sweet William, often cultivated for their showy, fragrant, usually pink, red, or white flowers. Also called dianthus.
b. Any of several other plants in the pink family, such as the wild pink.
c. A flower of any of these plants.
3. The highest or best degree: in the pink of health.
4. pinks
a. Light-colored trousers formerly worn as part of the winter semidress uniform by US Army officers.
b. The scarlet coat worn by fox hunters.
5. Slang A pinko.
adj. pink·er, pink·est
1. Of the color pink.
2. Slang Having moderately leftist political opinions.

[Early Modern English, flower of the genus Dianthus, perhaps from pink, to peer, blink, wink (probably from Dutch pinken, of unknown origin), or from pink (in reference to the jagged edge of the flower's petals ).]

pink′ness n.

pink 2

 (pĭngk)
tr.v. pinked, pink·ing, pinks
1. To stab lightly with a pointed weapon; prick.
2. To decorate with a perforated pattern.
3. To cut with pinking shears.

[Middle English pingen, pinken, to push, prick, from Old English pyngan, from Latin pungere; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pink 3

 (pĭngk) also pink·ie or pink·y (pĭng′kē)
n. pl. pinks also pink·ies Nautical
A small sailing vessel with a sharply narrowed stern and an overhanging transom.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch pinke.]

pink

(pɪŋk)
n
1. (Colours) any of a group of colours with a reddish hue that are of low to moderate saturation and can usually reflect or transmit a large amount of light; a pale reddish tint
2. (Textiles) pink cloth or clothing: dressed in pink.
3. (Plants) any of various Old World plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, such as D. plumarius (garden pink), cultivated for their fragrant flowers. See also carnation1
4. (Plants) any of various plants of other genera, such as the moss pink
5. (Plants) the flower of any of these plants
6. the highest or best degree, condition, etc (esp in the phrases in the pink of health, in the pink)
7. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. a huntsman's scarlet coat
b. a huntsman who wears a scarlet coat
adj
8. (Colours) of the colour pink
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal Brit left-wing
10. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) derogatory
a. sympathetic to or influenced by Communism
b. leftist or radical, esp half-heartedly
11. informal of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality: the pink vote.
12. (Hunting) (of a huntsman's coat) scarlet or red
vb
(Automotive Engineering) (intr) another word for knock7
[C16 (the flower), C18 (the colour): perhaps a shortening of pinkeye]
ˈpinkish adj
ˈpinkness n
ˈpinky adj

pink

(pɪŋk)
vb (tr)
1. (Fencing) to prick lightly with a sword or rapier
2. (Textiles) to decorate (leather, cloth, etc) with a perforated or punched pattern
3. (Knitting & Sewing) to cut with pinking shears
[C14: perhaps of Low German origin; compare Low German pinken to peck]

pink

(pɪŋk)
n
(Nautical Terms) a sailing vessel with a narrow overhanging transom
[C15: from Middle Dutch pinke, of obscure origin]

pink1

(pɪŋk)

n., adj. -er, -est. n.
1. a color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple.
2. any of several plants of the genus Dianthus, as the clove pink or carnation. Compare pink family.
3. the flower of such a plant; carnation.
4. the highest form or degree; prime: in the pink of condition.
5. Older Slang: Disparaging.
a. a person with left-wing, but not extreme, political opinions.
b. a person who leans toward Communist ideology.
6. pinks, the usu. scarlet coat worn by fox hunters.
7. the scarlet color of this coat.
adj.
8. of the color pink.
9. Older Slang: Disparaging.
a. holding left-wing political opinions.
b. leaning toward Communist ideology.
[1565–75; orig. uncertain]
pink′ness, n.
usage: Definitions 5a, 5b, 10a, and 10b are somewhat old-fashioned because they refer to the Cold War. These senses are used with disparaging intent.

pink2

(pɪŋk)

v.t.
1. to pierce with a rapier or the like; stab.
2. to cut (fabric) at the edge with a notched pattern, as to prevent fraying or for ornament.
3. to pierce (fabric, leather, etc.) with small holes or slits for ornament.
[1275–1325; Middle English pynken to prick, derivative of Old English pinca point, derivative of pinn pin]

pink3

(pɪŋk)

n.
a vessel with a sharp, narrow stern and overhanging transom.
[1425–75; late Middle English pinck < Middle Dutch pinke fishing boat]

pink

  • pink - If you pink your eyes, you half-shut them.
  • in the pink - Comes from the English foxhunting tradition; people who foxhunt often wear scarlet jackets and are called pinks—so if you are in the pink, you are about to set off to gallop your horse across country.
  • incarnadine - Can mean "flesh-colored or pink," but also "crimson, blood-red."
  • pink - The color gets its name from the flowering plant of the same name.

Pink

 

See Also: CHEEKS, COLORS, FACIAL COLOR

  1. Pink and sweet as a magnolia —Diane Ackerman
  2. Pink as a new baby —George Garrett
  3. Pink as an infant’s skin —Charles Wright
  4. (Flesh-coloured stockings seemed) pink as blush roses —Rebecca West
  5. (Rosebuds) pink as girls’ first lipsticks —Marge Piercy
  6. (Belly) pink as strawberry ice cream —Marge Piercy
  7. (Face) pink as wild roses —W. P. Kinsella

pink


Past participle: pinked
Gerund: pinking

Imperative
pink
pink
Present
I pink
you pink
he/she/it pinks
we pink
you pink
they pink
Preterite
I pinked
you pinked
he/she/it pinked
we pinked
you pinked
they pinked
Present Continuous
I am pinking
you are pinking
he/she/it is pinking
we are pinking
you are pinking
they are pinking
Present Perfect
I have pinked
you have pinked
he/she/it has pinked
we have pinked
you have pinked
they have pinked
Past Continuous
I was pinking
you were pinking
he/she/it was pinking
we were pinking
you were pinking
they were pinking
Past Perfect
I had pinked
you had pinked
he/she/it had pinked
we had pinked
you had pinked
they had pinked
Future
I will pink
you will pink
he/she/it will pink
we will pink
you will pink
they will pink
Future Perfect
I will have pinked
you will have pinked
he/she/it will have pinked
we will have pinked
you will have pinked
they will have pinked
Future Continuous
I will be pinking
you will be pinking
he/she/it will be pinking
we will be pinking
you will be pinking
they will be pinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pinking
you have been pinking
he/she/it has been pinking
we have been pinking
you have been pinking
they have been pinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pinking
you will have been pinking
he/she/it will have been pinking
we will have been pinking
you will have been pinking
they will have been pinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pinking
you had been pinking
he/she/it had been pinking
we had been pinking
you had been pinking
they had been pinking
Conditional
I would pink
you would pink
he/she/it would pink
we would pink
you would pink
they would pink
Past Conditional
I would have pinked
you would have pinked
he/she/it would have pinked
we would have pinked
you would have pinked
they would have pinked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pink - a light shade of redpink - a light shade of red      
pinkness - the quality of being pink
carnation - a pink or reddish-pink color
rose, rosiness - a dusty pink color
purplish pink, solferino - a pink dye that was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino
salmon pink, yellowish pink, apricot, peach - a shade of pink tinged with yellow
coral - a variable color averaging a deep pink
2.pink - any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowerspink - any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Dianthus, genus Dianthus - carnations and pinks
Dianthus barbatus, sweet William - Eurasian pink widely cultivated for its flat-topped dense clusters of varicolored flowers
carnation, clove pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, gillyflower - Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors
china pink, Dianthus chinensis, rainbow pink - Chinese pink with deeply toothed rose-lilac flowers with a purplish eye; usually raised as an annual
Dianthus deltoides, maiden pink - low-growing loosely mat-forming Eurasian pink with a single pale pink flower with a crimson center
cheddar pink, Diangus gratianopolitanus - mat-forming perennial of central Europe with large fragrant pink or red flowers
button pink, Dianthus latifolius - much-branched pink with flowers in clusters; closely related to sweet William
cottage pink, Dianthus plumarius, grass pink - European pink cultivated for its very fragrant pink or rosy flowers
Dianthus supurbus, fringed pink - Eurasian perennial pink having fragrant lilac or rose flowers with deeply fringed margins
3.pink - a person with mildly leftist political views
collectivist, leftist, left-winger - a person who belongs to the political left
Verb1.pink - make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.pink - sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.pink - cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
Adj.1.pink - of a light shade of red
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

pink

noun & adjective rosy, rose, salmon, flushed, reddish, flesh coloured, roseate his pink face see shades of red
in the pink in good health, strong, blooming, very healthy, in fine fettle, in perfect health, in excellent shape, hale and hearty, fit as a fiddle A glass of red wine a day will keep you in the pink.
Translations
أحْمَر وَردي اللوْن، قُرُنْفُليبِلَوْن القُرُنْفُلبمبيوَرْدِيّ
růžovýrůžová
lyserødrød
neilikkavaaleanpunainen
ružičast
kicsattanórózsaszínrózsaszínű
bleikurrjóîur
ピンク色の
분홍색의
rausva spalvarausvasrausvokasrausvumasrožinė
sārta/rožaina krāsasārts
garoafăroz
rožnat
rosaskärnejlika
ซึ่งมีสีชมพู
hồng

pink

1 [pɪŋk]
A. N
1. (= colour) → rosa m, rosado m (LAm)
pink doesn't suit herel rosa no le sienta bien
to be in the pink (= healthy) → rebosar salud; (= happy) → estar feliz y contento
to be in the pink of conditionestar en perfecto estado
see also dusty 2
see also rose B
see also salmon C
see also shocking B
2. (Bot) → clavel m, clavelina f
3. (Snooker) → bola f rosa
B. ADJ (pinker (compar) (pinkest (superl)))
1. (= colour) (gen) → (color de) rosa, rosado (LAm); [cheeks, face] → sonrosado
we painted the nursery pinkpintamos el cuarto de los niños de rosa
their little faces were pink with excitementtenían las caritas encendidas de entusiasmo
his face was pink with rageestaba rojo de furia
his cheeks were flushed pink from the wineel vino le había sonrosado las mejillas
to turn or go pink [person] (with embarrassment) → ponerse colorado, sonrojarse; [sky, liquid] → ponerse rosa
she turned pink with pleasurese sonrojó de placer
see also tickle A3
2. (Pol) → rojillo
3. (= gay) [pound, vote] → homosexual, gay inv
C. CPD pink gin Nginebra f con angostura
pink grapefruit N variedad de pomelo de pulpa rojiza
pink lady Npink lady m
pink salmon Nsalmón m del Pacífico
pink slip N (US) → notificación f de despido

pink

2 [pɪŋk]
A. VT (Sew) → rematar con tijeras dentadas; (= make holes in) [+ fabric] → calar (Fencing) → herir levemente
B. VI (Brit) (Aut) [engine] → picar

pink

[ˈpɪŋk]
adj
(= of a pink colour) → rose
deep pink flowers → des fleurs d'un rose profond
The dress is pale pink → La robe est rose pâle.
to turn pink [sky] → rosir
to go pink (with embarrassment)rosir
She went pink as she remembered her mistake → Elle rosit en se remémorant son erreur.
(= leftist) → rose
(= gay) [vote] → gay
n
(= colour) → rose m
dressed in pink → habillé(e) en rose
(BOTANY)œillet m, mignardise f
to be in the pink (= healthy) → se porter comme un charmepink champagne nchampagne m rosépink gin ncocktail m de gin et d'angustura

pink

1
n
(= colour)Rosa nt; (= hunting pink)Rot nt
(= plant)Gartennelke f
(Brit) to be in the pink (of health)vor Gesundheit strotzen; I’m in the pinkmir gehts prächtig; to feel in the pinksich bestens fühlen; in the pink of conditionin Top- or Hochform
adj
(= colour)rosa inv, → rosarot, rosafarben; cheeks, facerosig; to go or turn pinkerröten; to see pink elephants or mice (inf)weiße Mäuse sehen (inf); the pink pound (inf)die Kaufkraft der Homosexuellen
(Pol inf) → rot angehaucht

pink

2
vt
(Sew) → mit der Zickzackschere schneiden
(= nick)streifen

pink

3
vi (Aut) → klopfen

pink

1 [pɪŋk]
1. n
a. (colour) → rosa m inv
b. (Bot) → garofano a piumino rosa
c. to be in the pink (of health)essere in perfetta salute
2. adj
a. (colour) → rosa inv
to turn or go pink (flush) → arrossire
b. (Pol) (fam) → con tendenze di sinistra

pink

2 [pɪŋk] vt (Sewing) → dentellare

pink

(piŋk) noun, adjective
1. (of) (any shade of) a colour between red and white. a dress of pink satin.
2. (of) the colour of healthy skin. pink cheeks; Her cheeks are pink with health.
ˈpinkness noun
ˈpinkish adjective
fairly pink; close to pink. The flowers of this plant are pinkish in colour.

pink

وَرْدِيّ růžový lyserød rosa ροζ rosa vaaleanpunainen rose ružičast rosa ピンク色の 분홍색의 roze rosa różowy cor-de-rosa розовый rosa ซึ่งมีสีชมพู pembe hồng 粉红的

pink

n. el color rosado;
a. rosado-a; sonrosado-a.

pink

adj rosado
References in classic literature ?
There was ice cream, actually two dishes of it, pink and white, and cake and fruit and distracting french bonbons and, in the middle of the table, four great bouquets of hot house flowers.
The east was pink with the dawn and long streaks of light climbed into the sky where a few stars still shone.
I have brought copies of the documents with me," and he opened a small valise and took out several bundles tied with pink tape.
The buffalo-peas were blooming in pink and purple masses along the roadside, and the larks, perched on last year's dried sunflower stalks, were singing straight at the sun, their heads thrown back and their yellow breasts a-quiver.
The Kearney brothers had divided a suit between them, the elder wearing a tightly-fitting, single-breasted blue frock-coat and a pair of pink striped cotton trousers, while the younger candidly displayed the trousers of his brother's suit, as a harmonious change to a shining black alpaca coat and crimson neckerchief.
She stood there in so much of her candor and so little of her nightgown, with her pink bare feet and the golden glow of her curls.
There were five pink paper roses twisted in the veil, and eleven bright green rose leaves.
I was just dying to know whether you would appear in your pink tarletane," said Adolph.
This was an airy slim boy in shrimp-colored tights that made him look like a forked carrot, the rest of his gear was blue silk and dainty laces and ruffles; and he had long yellow curls, and wore a plumed pink satin cap tilted complacently over his ear.
Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince's-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers; while on the windowsills of the houses stood wooden boxes containing moss rose plants and terra-cotta pots in which grew a breed of geranium whose spread of intensely red blossoms accented the prevailing pink tint of the rose-clad house-front like an explosion of flame.
To his left, back of the rows of citizens, was a spacious temporary platform upon which were seated the scholars who were to take part in the exercises of the evening; rows of small boys, washed and dressed to an intolerable state of discomfort; rows of gawky big boys; snowbanks of girls and young ladies clad in lawn and muslin and conspicuously conscious of their bare arms, their grand- mothers' ancient trinkets, their bits of pink and blue ribbon and the flowers in their hair.
Whenever the wheels sank farther than usual into a rut, or jolted suddenly over a stone, she bounded involuntarily into the air, came down again, pushed back her funny little straw hat, and picked up or settled more firmly a small pink sun shade, which seemed to be her chief responsibility, --unless we except a bead purse, into which she looked whenever the condition of the roads would permit, finding great apparent satisfaction in that its precious contents neither disappeared nor grew less.