Dictionary: IN'JUR-ER – IN-LAID'

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One who injures or wrongs.

IN'JUR-ING, ppr.

Hurting; damaging; impairing; weakening; rendering worse.

IN-JU'RI-OUS, a. [L. injurius; Fr. injurieux.]

  1. Wrongful; unjust; hurtful to the rights of another. That which impairs rights or prevents the enjoyment of them, is injurious.
  2. Hurtful to the person or health. Violence is injurious to the person, as intemperance is to the health.
  3. Affecting with damage or loss. Indolence is injurious to property.
  4. Mischievous; hurtful; as, the injurious consequences of sin or folly.
  5. Lessening or tarnishing reputation. The very suspicion of cowardice is injurious to a soldier's character.
  6. Detractory; contumelious; hurting reputation; as, obscure hints as well as open detraction, are sometimes injurious to reputation.
  7. In general, whatever gives pain to the body or mind, whatever impairs or destroys property or rights, whatever tarnishes reputation, whatever disturbs happiness, whatever retards prosperity or defeats the success of a good cause, is deemed injurious.


Wrongfully; hurtfully; with injustice; mischievously.


The quality of being injurious or hurtful; injury.

IN'JU-RY, n. [L. injuria; in and jus, juris, right; Fr. injure; It. ingiuria; Sp. injuria.]

  1. In general, any wrong or damage done to a man's person, rights, reputation or goods. That which impairs the soundness of the body or health, or gives pain, is an injury. That which impairs the mental faculties, is an injury. These injuries may be received by a fall or by other violence. Trespass, fraud, and non-fulfillment of covenants and contracts are injuries to rights. Slander is an injury to reputation, and so is cowardice and vice. Whatever impairs the quality or diminishes the value of goods or property, is an injury. We may receive injury by misfortune as well as by injustice.
  2. Mischief; detriment. Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling on trifling arguments. Watts.
  3. Any diminution of that which is good, valuable or advantageous..

IN-JUS'TICE, n. [Fr. from L. injustitia; in and justitia, justice.]

  1. Iniquity; wrong; any violation of another's rights, as fraud in contracts, or the withholding of what is due. It has a particular reference to an unequal distribution of rights, property or privileges among persons who have equal claims.
  2. The withholding from another merited praise, or ascribing to him unmerited blame.

INK, n. [D. inkt; Fr. encre. Qu. It. inchiostro, from inchiudere, L. includo.]

  1. A black liquor or substance used for writing, generally made of an infusion of galls, copperas and gum-arabic.
  2. Any liquor used for writing or forming letters, as red ink, &c.
  3. A pigment. Printing ink is made by boiling lintseed oil, and burning it about a minute, and mixing it with lampblack, with an addition of soap and resin. Ink for the rolling press, is made with lintseed oil burnt as above, and mixed with Frankfort black. Indian ink, from China, is composed of lampblack, and size or animal glue. Nicholson. Sympathetic ink, a liquor used in writing, which exhibits no color or appearance till some other means are used, such as holding it to the fire, or rubbing something over it. Encyc

INK, v.t.

To black or daub with ink.


A bag or sack for ink or a black liquor. Buckland.


Blurred or darkened with ink.

INK'HORN, n. [ink and horn; horns being formerly used for holding ink.]

  1. A small vessel used to hold ink on a writing table or desk, or for carrying it about the person. Inkhorns are made of horn, glass or stone.
  2. A portable case for the instruments of writing. Johnson.

INK'I-NESS, n. [from inky.]

The state or quality of being inky.

INK'LE, n.

A kind of narrow fillet; tape. Shak.


  1. A hint or whisper; an intimation. Bacon.
  2. Inclination; desire. This is the proper sense of the word; it being from incline, inclination.


One whose occupation is to make ink.

IN-KNIT', v.t.

To knit in. Southey.

IN-KNOT', v.t. [innot'. in and knot.]

To bind as with a knot.


A vessel for holding ink and other writing utensils.


A kind of small round stone of a white, red, gray, yellow or black color, containing a quantity of native vitriol or sulphate of iron; used in making ink. Encyc.

INK'Y, a.

  1. Consisting of ink; resembling ink; black.
  2. Tarnished or blackened with ink.

IN-LACE', v.t. [in and lace.]

To embellish with variegations. Fletcher.

IN-LAC'ED, pp.

Embellished with variegations.

IN-LAC'ING, ppr.

Embellishing with variegations.

IN-LAID', pp. [of Inlay, – which see.]