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stain Explained

stain at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[steın]

stain at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., probably representing a merger of O.N. steina "to paint" and M.E. disteynen "to discolor or stain," from O.Fr. desteign-, stem of desteindre "to remove the color," from des- (from L. dis- "remove") + O.Fr. teindre "to dye," from L. tingere (see tinge). The noun is from 1563. ///

stain at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Partly from Old French desteindre 'to discolor', from teindre 'to give something a different color', from Latin tingere ( TINGE2); partly from Old Norse steina 'to paint']//
1 [I and T] to accidentally make a mark on something, especially one that cannot be removed, or to be marked in this way: --Be careful you don't stain the carpet.// --This tablecloth stains very easily.// --Her fingers were stained yellow from years of smoking.// stain with// --a cowboy hat stained with dust and sweat//
2 [T] to change the colour of something, especially something made of wood, by using a special liquid: dye// --We've decided to stain the shelves blue.//
3 stain sb's name/honour/reputation etc: literary to damage the good opinion that people have about someone//
stain 2 n
1 [C] a mark that is difficult to remove, especially one made by a liquid such as blood, coffee, or ink: stain on// --There was a dark red stain on the carpet.// remove/get rid of a stain // --White vinegar is great for removing stains.// wine/coffee/blood etc stain // --How do you get wine stains out of a tablecloth?// stubborn stains (=ones that are very difficult to remove) //
2 [U and C] a special liquid that you use to change the colour of something, especially wood: dye//
3 stain on sb's character/name/reputation etc: something that damages the good opinion that people have about someone//

stain at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

259 Moby Thesaurus words for "stain":
apply paint, aspersion, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister,
bastardize, baton, bedaub, bedizen, begild, bend sinister, besmear,
besmirch, besmoke, besmutch, besoil, bespatter, bestain, birthmark,
black, black eye, black mark, blacken, blaze, blaze a trail,
blemish, bloodstain, blot, blotch, blow upon, blur, brand,
broad arrow, brush on paint, brutalize, calcimine, caste mark,
censure, chalk, chalk up, champain, check, check off, checkmark,
chromogen, cicatrix, cicatrize, coat, coat of paint, coating,
color, color filter, color gelatin, colorant, coloring, complexion,
contaminate, corrupt, cover, cut, dab, dapple, darken, dash, daub,
dead-color, debauch, deep-dye, defame, defect, defile, define,
delimit, demarcate, demoralize, deprave, dip, dirty, disapprove,
discolor, discoloration, disgrace, disparage, disparagement,
distemper, dot, double-dye, drier, dye, dyestuff, earmark,
emblazon, enamel, engild, engrave, engraving, expose,
expose to infamy, exterior paint, eyesore, face, fast-dye,
flat coat, flat wash, flaw, fleck, flick, floor enamel, flyspeck,
freckle, fresco, gash, gibbet, gild, glaze, gloss, grain, graving,
ground, hack, hang in effigy, hatch, hue, illuminate, imbue,
impress, imprint, imputation, ingrain, interior paint, japan, jot,
lacquer, lay on color, lentigo, line, macula, maculation, macule,
make a mark, mark, mark of Cain, mark off, mark out, marking,
medium, mole, mottle, nevus, nick, notch, odium, onus,
opaque color, paint, parget, patch, pencil, pepper, pervert,
pigment, pillory, pillorying, point, point champain, polka dot,
prick, prime, prime coat, primer, priming, print, punch, punctuate,
puncture, reflection, reprimand, reproach, riddle, ruin, scar,
scarification, scarify, scorch, score, scotch, scratch, scratching,
seal, seam, sear, shade, shadow, shame, shellac, singe,
slop on paint, slubber, slur, smear, smirch, smoke, smouch, smudge,
smut, smutch, soil, soilage, soilure, spatter, speck, speckle,
splash, splatter, splotch, spoil, spot, stamp, stigma, stigmatism,
stigmatization, stigmatize, stipple, strawberry mark, streak,
striate, stripe, sully, taint, tar, tarnish, tattoo, tattoo mark,
tempera, thinner, tick, tick off, tinct, tinction, tincture, tinge,
tint, tittle, tone, trace, transparent color, turpentine, turps,
undercoat, undercoating, underline, underscore, varnish, vehicle,
vilify, wash, wash coat, watermark, whitewash

stain at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Color): color, dye, tinge, stain, tint, paint, wash, illuminate, imbue, paint.

[N] (Blemish): blemish, disfigurement, deformity, flaw, defect, imperfection, injury, deterioration, eyesore, stain, blot, spot, spottiness, speck, speckle, tarnish, smudge, freckle, mole, macula, blotch, scar

[N] (Blemish): blemish, disfigurement, deformity, flaw, defect, imperfection, injury, deterioration, eyesore, stain, blot, spot, spottiness, speck, speckle, tarnish, smudge, freckle, mole, macula, blotch, scar.

[V] (Blemish): disfigure, injure, speckle, stain, spot, smudge, scar.

stain at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb
1 ~ (sth) (with sth) to leave marks that are difficult to remove on sth; to be marked in this way:
[VN] I hope it doesn't stain the carpet. * [V] This carpet stains easily. * [VN-ADJ] The juice from the berries stained their fingers red.
2 to change the colour of sth using a coloured liquid:
[VN] to stain wood * Stain the specimen before looking at it under the microscope. * [VN-ADJ] They stained the floors dark brown.
3 [VN] (written) to damage the opinion that people have of sth:
The events had stained the city's reputation unfairly.
noun
1 [C] a dirty mark on sth, that is difficult to remove:
a blood / a coffee / an ink stain * stubborn stains (= that are very difficult to remove) * How can I get this stain out? * The carpet has been treated so that it is stain-resistant (= stains can be removed easily from it).
2 [U, C] a liquid used for changing the colour of wood or fabric:
wood stain
3 [sing.] a ~ on sth (written) something that damages a person's reputation, so that people think badly of them:
He left the court without a stain on his character.

Stain at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stain \Stain\, v. i.
To give or receive a stain; to grow dim.

Stain \Stain\, n.
1. A discoloration by foreign matter; a spot; as, a stain on
a garment or cloth. --Shak.

2. A natural spot of a color different from the gound.

Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains.
--Pope.

3. Taint of guilt; tarnish; disgrace; reproach.

Nor death itself can wholly wash their stains.
--Dryden.

Our opinion . . . is, I trust, without any blemish
or stain of heresy. --Hooker.

4. Cause of reproach; shame. --Sir P. Sidney.

5. A tincture; a tinge. [R.]

You have some stain of soldier in you. --Shak.

Syn: Blot; spot; taint; pollution; blemish; tarnish; color;
disgrace; infamy; shame.

Stain \Stain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stained}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Staining}.] [Abbrev. fr. distain.]
1. To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make
foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor
stained with blood.

2. To color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by
processess affecting, chemically or otherwise, the
material itself; to tinge with a color or colors combining
with, or penetrating, the substance; to dye; as, to stain
wood with acids, colored washes, paint rubbed in, etc.; to
stain glass.

3. To spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to
blot; to soil; to tarnish.

Of honor void, Of innocence, of faith, of purity,
Our wonted ornaments now soiled and stained.
--Milton.

4. To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.

She stains the ripest virgins of her age. --Beau. &
Fl.

That did all other beasts in beauty stain.
--Spenser.

{Stained glass}, glass colored or stained by certain metallic
pigments fused into its substance, -- often used for
making ornament windows.

Syn: To paint; dye; blot; soil; sully; discolor; disgrace;
taint.

Usage: {Paint}, {Stain}, {Dye}. These denote three different
processes; the first mechanical, the other two,
chiefly chemical. To paint a thing is so spread a coat
of coloring matter over it; to stain or dye a thing is
to impart color to its substance. To stain is said
chiefly of solids, as wood, glass, paper; to dye, of
fibrous substances, textile fabrics, etc.; the one,
commonly, a simple process, as applying a wash; the
other more complex, as fixing colors by mordants.

stain at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

stain
n 1: a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark
stain" [syn: {discoloration}, {discolouration}]
2: (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used
in microscopy to make structures visible
3: the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: {dirt},
{filth}, {grime}, {soil}, {grease}, {grunge}]
4: a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark
upon Cain"--Genesis [syn: {mark}, {stigma}, {brand}]
5: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he
made a huge blot on his copybook" [syn: {blot}, {smear}, {smirch},
{spot}]
v 1: color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a
beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass
a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
2: produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
3: make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used
metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long
exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after
the affair with a married man" [syn: {tarnish}, {maculate},
{sully}, {defile}]
4: color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the
specimen"

stain at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » eɪn

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » steinen|lang=enm, Inter: term » steynen||to stain, colour, paint|lang=enm, of Inter: etyl » gmq origin, from Inter: etyl » non Inter: term » steina|steina|to stain, colour, paint|lang=non, from Inter: term » steinn||stone, mineral blee, colour, stain|lang=non, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » stainaz||stone|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » stAy-||stone|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: an » g Inter: term » stan|stān|stone|lang=ang. More at Inter: l » en|stone.
In some senses, influenced by unrelated Inter: en » m Inter: term » disteynen||to discolor, remove the colour from"; literally, "de-colour|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » xno|- Inter: term » desteindre|desteindre|to remove the colour from, bleach|lang=xno, from Inter: etyl » fro|- Inter: term » desteindre|desteindre|to remove the color from, bleach|lang=fro, from Inter: term » des-||dis-, de-, un-|lang=fro + Inter: term » teindre|teindre|to dye|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|- Inter: term » tingo||lang=la.

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A discoloured spot or area.
    1. A blemish on one's character or reputation.
    2. A substance used to soak into a surface and colour it.
    3. A reagent or dye used to stain microscope specimens so as to make some structures visible.

      Derived terms

      * bloodstain

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » discoloured spot or area

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بقعة|f|tr=baq'a
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|skvrna|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tahra
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|tache|f
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Fleck|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κηλίδα|f|tr=kilída
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|folt
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|makulo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|macchia|f
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » په‌ڵه‌
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|dėmė|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|nódoa|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пятно|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|mancha|f
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|leke, Inter: t- » tr|lekeler|p


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » blemish on one's character or reputation
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tahra, Inter: t+ » fi|vika
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|souillure|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Schandfleck|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κηλίδα|f|tr=kilída
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|makulo
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пятно|n, Inter: t- » ru|пятно позора|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » substance used to soak into a surface and colour it
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ներկ|tr=nerk
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|väriaine


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|βαφή|f|tr=vafí, Inter: t+ » el|χρώμα|n|tr=chróma
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|краска|f, Inter: t+ » ru|морилка|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » reagent or dye used to stain microscope specimens so as to make some structures visible
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Fleck
    • Inter: ttbc » es: mancha {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » te: మరక (maraka), మచ్చ (maccha)


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To discolour something
    1. To taint or tarnish someone's character or reputation
    2. To coat a surface with a stain
    3. To treat a microscope specimen with a dye

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to discolour something

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|verkleuren
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » په‌ڵه‌ کردن

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пачкать, Inter: t+ » ru|пятнать


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to taint or tarnish someone's character or reputation
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|bevlekken
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|macchiare, Inter: t+ » it|intaccare


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|запятнать

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to coat a surface with a stain
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|beitsen
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|mordenzare


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|daaghey
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|красить, Inter: t+ » ru|морить

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to treat a microscope specimen with a dye
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » la: maculare
    • Inter: ttbc » es: manchar
    • Inter: ttbc » nl: vlek


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * antis
  • saint, Saint
  • satin, sat in
  • tians
  • tisan

  • Gothic

    Romanization

    Inter: got-ro » m
  • {{got-romanization of|
  • stáin at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Irish==

    Noun

    Inter: head » ga|noun form|g=m
  • Inter: form of » vocative singular form|stán|lang=ga
    1. Inter: form of » genitive singular form|stán|lang=ga

      Declension

      Inter: ga-noun-m1-nopl » st|án|áin


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