[uncountable, countable] coloured liquid for writing, drawing and printing written in ink a pen and ink drawing different coloured inks see also inky See related entries: Art equipment Word Origin Middle English enke, inke, from Old French enque, via late Latin from Greek enkauston, denoting the purple ink used by Roman emperors for signatures, from enkaiein
‘burn in’.Extra examples Allow the ink to dry. Be careful. The ink is still wet. He wrote very neatly in blue ink. Most people now use ballpoints rather than ink. The drawback of this printer is that the ink tends to smudge. There were several alterations in ink. We need to replace the ink cartridge in the printer.