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Definition of Stain
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.
3. Taint of guilt; tarnish; disgrace; reproach.
Nor death itself can wholly wash their stains.
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.
StainStain 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
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.
4. To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.
She stains the ripest virgins of her age. --Beau. &
That did all other beasts in beauty stain.
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;
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.
Meaning of Stain from wikipedia
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