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chink


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chink  \Chink\,  n.  [OE.  chine,  AS  c[=i]ne  fissure,  chink,  fr 
  c[=i]nan  to  gape;  akin  to  Goth.  Keinan  to  sprout,  G.  keimen 
  Cf  {Chit}.] 
  A  small  cleft,  rent,  or  fissure,  of  greater  length  than 
  breadth;  a  gap  or  crack;  as  the  chinks  of  wall. 
 
  Through  one  cloudless  chink,  in  a  black,  stormy  sky. 
  Shines  out  the  dewy  morning  star.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chink  \Chink\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chinked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Chinking}.] 
  To  crack;  to  open 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chink  \Chink\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  open  in  cracks  or  fissures. 
 
  2.  To  fill  up  the  chinks  of  as  to  chink  a  wall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chink  \Chink\,  n.  [Of  imitative  origin.  Cf  {Jingle}.] 
  1.  A  short,  sharp  sound,  as  of  metal  struck  with  a  slight 
  degree  of  violence.  ``Chink  of  bell.''  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  Money;  cash.  [Cant]  ``To  leave  his  chink  to  better 
  hands.''  --Somerville. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chink  \Chink\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  make  a  sharp  metallic  sound,  as  coins,  small 
  pieces  of  metal,  etc.,  by  bringing  them  into  collision  with 
  each  other  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chink  \Chink\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  slight,  sharp,  metallic  sound,  as  by  the  collision 
  of  little  pieces  of  money,  or  other  small  sonorous  bodies. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chink 
  n  1:  offensive  terms  for  a  person  of  Chinese  descent  [syn:  {Chinaman}] 
  2:  a  narrow  opening  as  e.g.  between  planks  in  a  wall 
  3:  a  short  light  metallic  sound  [syn:  {click},  {clink}] 
  v  1:  make  or  emit  a  high  tinkling  sound  [syn:  {tinkle},  {tink},  {clink}] 
  2:  fill  the  chinks  of  as  with  caulking 
  3:  make  cracks  or  chinks  in  "The  heat  checked  the  paint"  [syn: 
  {check}] 




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