- Pink is a color, made of red mixed with white.
An example of pink is the color of cherry blossoms.
- Pink is a type of flower and family of plants.
An example of pink is the carnation.
- Pink is to the highest degree.
An example of pink is a healthy newborn baby.
Pink cherry blossoms.
pink definition by Webster's New World
- any of a genus (Dianthus) of annual and perennial plants of the pink family with white, pink, or red flowers, often clove-scented
- the flower
- its pale-red color
Origin: see flower,the highest or finest example, degree, etc.: the pink of perfection
Origin: so named because of tendency toward red (see red, ) viewsInformal a person whose political or economic views are somewhat leftist: a derogatory term
- the scarlet worn by a fox hunter
- a fox hunter
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- designating a family (Caryophyllaceae, order Caryophyllales) of widely distributed, dicotyledonous plants with bright-colored flowers, including the carnation and sweet william
- Informal somewhat leftist: a derogatory term
- to ornament (cloth, paper, etc.) by making perforations in a pattern
- to cut a saw-toothed edge on (cloth, etc.) to prevent unraveling or for decoration
- to prick or stab
- to hurt, as by criticism
- to adorn; embellish
Origin: Middle English pynken ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to Old English pyngan, to prick ; from Classical Latin pungere: see point
- pinker noun
Origin: Late Middle English pynk ; from Middle Dutch pinke
pink definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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 the carnation and sweet William, often cultivated for their showy fragrant flowers.b. Any of various other plants, such as the wild pink and the moss pink.c. A flower of any of these plants.
- The highest or best degree: in the pink of health.
- pinksa. Light-colored trousers formerly worn as part of the winter semidress uniform by U.S. Army officers.b. The scarlet coat worn by fox hunters.
- Slang A pinko.
- A pink salmon
- Of the color pink.
- Slang Having moderately leftist political opinions.
Origin: Origin unknown.
- pinkˈness noun
transitive verb pinked, pink·ing, pinks
- To stab lightly with a pointed weapon; prick.
- To decorate with a perforated pattern.
- To cut with pinking shears.
Origin: Middle English pingen, pinken, to push, prick, from Old English pyngan, from Latin pungere; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.
also pink·ie or pink·ynoun pl. pinks also pink·ies Nautical
Origin: Middle English, from Middle Dutch pinke.
pink - Computer Definition
pink - Phrases/Idioms
in the pink