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pink 1

1. Any of a group of colors reddish in hue, of medium to high lightness, and of low to moderate saturation.
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

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.]


(Textiles) someone or something that pinks leather, cloth, etc
References in classic literature ?
Volumnia, growing with the flight of time pinker as to the red in her face, and yellower as to the white, reads to Sir Leicester in the long evenings and is driven to various artifices to conceal her yawns, of which the chief and most efficacious is the insertion of the pearl necklace between her rosy lips.
Ablewhite stood up in the middle of the room, with his bald head much pinker than I had ever seen it yet, and addressed himself in the most affectionate manner to his niece.
Among them was Steven Pinker, the Harvard cognitive psychologist and popular science author, who seems to have seen through Epstein, calling him an "intellectual impostor." Pinker told the Times that Epstein would abruptly shift topics and make juvenile remarks.
Under the daily barrage of bad news, it would be easy to lose perspective and even to conclude, in the words of a 2016 New York Times article, that "humanity is screwed." But Harvard professor Steven Pinker has a different view, and his book Enlightenment Now lays out a powerful case for cultural optimism.
Both Steven Pinker and Jordan Peterson are Canadian academics.
Susan Pinker is a developmental psychologist, social science journalist, author, and lecturer.
Hazel Dean won the W55 race by four minutes (51.43) while there were second place finishes for both Will Hensman (M35 - 68.26) and Marcus Pinker (M40 - 59.45).
The book builds on interviews in Sacks' BBC Radio 4 series that will explore morality in the 21st century, which broadcasts from Monday 3 September 2018, with contributors such as Jordan Peterson, Melinda Gates, Robert Putnam and Steven Pinker.
If you find yourself nodding in agreement, I imagine that Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress would congratulate you as you would have ticked off at least two objectives reason and progress out of the four that make up the subtitle of the book.
The heart of Steven Pinker's important new book is in its title: Enlightenment Now.
BEIRUT: Canadian-American cognitive scientist Steven Pinker has something to get off his chest and he does so on the very first page of his recently published book, "Enlightenment Now." The author lashes out against anyone harboring a gloomy vision of the world today, writing: "In the pages that follow, I will show that this bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong.
Ipartly credit Steven Pinker for my realization, around the middle of my time in college, that I wasn't a lefty.