Definition 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.

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