Definitions of sink

  1. To fall towards the bottom; to subside; to fall gradually; to penetrate; to become lower; to settle to a level; to be overwhelmed; to enter deeply; to decline.
  2. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.
  3. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.
  4. To make ( a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.
  5. To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.
  6. To conseal and appropriate.
  7. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
  8. To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.
  9. To cause to go to the bottom; as, to sink ships; make by digging downward; as, to sink a well; place in the excavation made.
  10. To cause to sink: to put under water: to keep out of sight: to suppress: to degrade: to cause to decline or fall: to plunge into destruction: to make by digging or delving: to pay absolutely: to lower on value or amount: to lessen:- pa. t. sank and sunk: pa. p. sunk, sunken.
  11. To cause to sink; immerse; suppress; degrade.
  12. To submerge, as in water.
  13. To dig downward, as a well; cause to descend.
  14. To debase or degrade; diminish; depress; suppress.
  15. To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west.
  16. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
  17. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
  18. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.
  19. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
  20. To fall or go downward; fall to the bottom; decline gradually; enter deeply; as, to sink into the mind.
  21. To fall to the bottom: to fall down: to descend lower: to fall gradually: to fall below the surface: to enter deeply: to be impressed: to be overwhelmed: to fail in strength.
  22. To fall down; descend; enter deeply; be overwhelmed; decline.
  23. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; " The real estate market fell off"
  24. go under, " The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  25. pass into a specified state or condition; " He sank into Nirvana"
  26. appear to move downward; " The sun dipped below the horizon"; " The setting sun sank below the tree line"
  27. cause to sink; " The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbour"
  28. fall or sink heavily; " He slumped onto the couch"; " My spirits sank"
  29. To descend by force of gravity, as through a fluid; fall; fail; set; decline; cower; droop; shrink.
  30. To cause to sink; to immerse in a fluid; to make by digging; to depress; to degrade; to reduce; to diminish; to waste.
  31. To fall or go downwards, as in water or mud; to go to the bottom; to subside; to penetrate into any body; to settle to a level; to fall or retire within the surface of anything; to decline; to droop; to decrease; to immerse in a fluid; to depress; to degrade; to crush; to reduce; to waste; to dissipate; to make by digging; to invest money permanently in any undertaking or scheme for the sake of interest.
  32. Sinking.
  33. Sunk.
  34. a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
  35. plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  36. ( technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; " the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
  37. cause to sink; " The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"
  38. The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River.
  39. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.
  40. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen.
  41. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; - called also sink hole.
  42. A drain to carry off dirty or superfluous water; in geology, any slight depression of the land, especially one that has no water outlet, or an underground one.
  43. A drain to carry off dirty water: a box or vessel connected with a drain for receiving dirty water.
  44. SINKER.
  45. Trough for carrying off waste water, & c.
  46. A basin connected with a drain, for waste water, etc.; a cesspool.
  47. A drain to carry off filthy water; a basin of stone or wood to receive filthy water; a place of filth.
  48. An open box of wood lined with lead, or one of stone, with a pipe in the bottom for carrying off superfluous or dirty water; that under which anything sinks or descends; that in which corruption, physical or moral, is gathered.
  49. Sank, sunk.