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The Meaning of stain

  • (v. t.) To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor stained with blood.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to blot; to soil; to tarnish.
  • (v. t.) To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.
  • (v. i.) To give or receive a stain; to grow dim.
  • (n.) A discoloration by foreign matter; a spot; as, a stain on a garment or cloth.
  • (n.) A natural spot of a color different from the gound.
  • (n.) Taint of guilt; tarnish; disgrace; reproach.
  • (n.) Cause of reproach; shame.
  • (n.) A tincture; a tinge.

Synonyms

smear , discoloration , grease , dirt , spot , discolouration , grunge , blot , smirch , soil , mark , filth , stigma , grime , brand , land , territory , filthiness , skank , lubricating oil , obscenity , foulness , ground , vulgarism , shit , dirty word , scandal , crap , shite , turd , smut , malicious gossip , nastiness , poop , crud , marking , sucker , gull , steel , firebrand , target , crisscross , fall guy , mug , score , sign , make , grade , chump , home run , marque , scratch , brand name , patsy , blade , fool , trade name , scrape , cross , print , scar , bell ringer , sword , bull's eye , marker , soft touch , vilification , billet , berth , place , touch , dapple , post , spotlight , topographic point , point , bit , position , cytosmear , fleck , slur , maculation , daub , speckle , malignment , smudge , situation , office , pip , cytologic smear , patch , defile , sully , maculate , tarnish , calumniate , asperse , denigrate , slander , corrupt , besmirch , defame , foul , taint , cloud , befoul , blemish , defacement , disgrace , injury , blur , defect , dishonor , reproach , deformity , fault , crack , dent , flaw , disfigurement , imperfection , speck

Homophones

stane

Rhymes

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