SINK Definition - SINK Meaning

1 : plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe [syn: {sink}]

2 : (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide" [syn: {sink}]

3 : a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof [syn: {sinkhole}, {sink}, {swallow hole}]

4 : a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it [syn: {cesspool}, {cesspit}, {sink}, {sump}]

5 : fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees" [syn: {sink}, {drop}, {drop down}]

6 : cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor" [syn: {sink}]

7 : pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana" [syn: {sink}, {pass}, {lapse}]

8 : go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned" [syn: {sink}, {settle}, {go down}, {go under}]

9 : descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair" [syn: {sink}, {subside}]

10 : appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: {dip}, {sink}]

11 : fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off" [syn: {slump}, {fall off}, {sink}]

12 : fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank" [syn: {slump}, {slide down}, {sink}]

13 : embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap" [syn: {bury}, {sink}]