Pronunciation: stān
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Stained (stānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Staining.]
2.To color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by processes 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.
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 ornamental windows.
v. i.1.To give or receive a stain; to grow dim.
n.1.A discoloration by foreign matter; a spot; as, a stain on a garment or cloth.
2.A natural spot of a color different from the gound.
3.Taint of guilt; tarnish; disgrace; reproach.
Our opinion . . . is, I trust, without any blemish or stain of heresy.
- Hooker.
4.Cause of reproach; shame.
5.A tincture; a tinge.
You have some stain of soldier in you.
- Shak.
Noun1.stain - a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"
2.stain - (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
3.stain - the state of being covered with unclean things
Synonyms: grime, grunge, soil, dirt, filth, grease
4.stain - a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
Synonyms: stigma, brand, mark
5.stain - an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
Synonyms: blot, smirch, smear, spot
Verb1.stain - 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.stain - produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
3.stain - 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"
4.stain - color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"
To see a stain in your dream, indicates a superficial and reversible mistake in your life. Consider and analyze the substance and colour of the stain and the location of the stain itself.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, bloodstain, 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 filter, color gelatin, colorant, coloring, complexion, contaminate, corrupt, cover, cut, dab, dapple, darken, dash, daub, dead-color, debauch, deep-dye, defame, defect, define, delimit, demarcate, demoralize, deprave, dip, dirty, disapprove, discoloration, disparage, disparagement, distemper, dot, double-dye, drier, 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 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, smoke, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, soil, soilage, soilure, spatter, speck, speckle, splash, splatter, splotch, spoil, 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, tittle, tone, trace, transparent color, turpentine, turps, undercoat, undercoating, underline, underscore, varnish, vehicle, vilify, wash, wash coat, watermark, whitewash
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stagnant hypoxia
-- Stain --
stained glass
stained-glass window
stainless steel
Stair rod
Staircase shell
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