a bird of a type that is used to produce meat or eggs

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Sink Definitions

Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), v. t.

1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.

2. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.

3. To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.

4. To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.

5. To conseal and appropriate. [Slang]

6. To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.

7. To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.

Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), n.

1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.

2. 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.

3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also Sink Hole . [U. S.]

4. 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. [Western U. S.]

Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. Sunk (s[u^][ng]k), or (Sank (s[a^][ng]k)); p. p. (obs. Sunken , -- now used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sinking .] [OE. sinken, AS. sincan; akin to D. zinken, OS. sincan, G. sinken, Icel. s["o]kkva, Dan. synke, Sw. sjunka, Goth. siggan, and probably to E. silt. Cf. Silt .]

1. 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.

2. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.

3. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.

4. 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.

5. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.

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