• Sink Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) 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.
  2. (v. i.) To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
  3. (v. t.) To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.
  4. (v. t.) To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.
  5. (v. i.) To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
  6. (n.) A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.
  7. (v. i.) 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.
  8. (v. i.) 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.
  9. (n.) A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also sink hole.
  10. (v. t.) To conseal and appropriate.
  11. (v. i.) Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
  12. (v. t.) To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.
  13. (n.) 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.
  14. (v. t.) To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
  15. (v. t.) Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink ones reputation.
  16. (v. t.) To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.

Bury, Cesspool, Dip, Drop, Lapse, Pass, Settle, Slump, Subside, Sump,

• Sinker Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) One who, or that which, sinks.
  2. (n.) In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.
  3. (n.) A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it.