HyperDic: stain

English > 9 senses of the word stain:
VERBchangestaincolor with a liquid dye or tint
changestainproduce or leave stains
contactstain, tarnish, maculate, sully, defilemake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
changestaincolor for microscopic study
NOUNattributestain, discoloration, discolourationa soiled or discolored appearance
substancestain(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
statestain, dirt, filth, grime, soil, grease, grungethe state of being covered with unclean things
communicationstain, mark, stigma, branda symbol of disgrace or infamy / infamy
actstain, blot, smear, smirch, spotan act that brings discredit to the person who does it
stain > pronunciation
Soundsstey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > stain: 9 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA soiled or discolored appearance.
Example"the wine left a dark stain"
Synonymsdiscoloration, discolouration
NarrowerbloodstainA discoloration caused by blood
iron mold, iron mouldA spot caused the staining with rust or ink
mud stainA stain produced by mud
oil stainA stain produced by oil
scorchA discoloration caused by heat
tarnishdiscoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishdecoloración, descoloración, descolorido, mancha
Catalandescoloració, descoloriment
Verbsstainproduce or leave stains
English > stain: 9 senses > noun 2, substance
Meaning(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible.
Categorymicroscopyresearch with the use of microscopes
NarrowercounterstainA stain of contrasting color that is used when the principal stain does not show the structure clearly
gentian violet, crystal violetA green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
methylene blue, methylthionine chlorideA dark green dye used as a stain, an antiseptic, a chemical indicator, and an antidote in cyanide poisoning
Broadercoloring material, colouring material, color, colourAny material used for its color
Spanishtinte
Catalantint
Verbsstaincolor for microscopic study
English > stain: 9 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being covered with unclean things.
Synonymsdirt, filth, grime, soil, grease, grunge
Broaderdirtiness, uncleannessThe state of being unsanitary
Spanishgrasa, grunge, inmundicia, mugre, mugriento, porquería, suciedad
Catalanbrutícia, grunge, immundícia, porqueria, ronya, sutja
Verbsstainproduce or leave stains
English > stain: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA symbol of disgrace or infamy / infamy.
Synonymsmark, stigma, brand
Narrowerbar sinister, bend sinisterA mark of bastardy
cloven hoof, cloven footThe mark of Satan
demeritA mark against a person for misconduct or failure
BroadersymbolAn arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Spanishestigma, mancha, marca, señal
Catalanestigma, marca, taca
Verbsstainmake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
English > stain: 9 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningAn act that brings discredit to the person who does it.
Synonymsblot, smear, smirch, spot
Broadermistake, error, faultA wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
Spanishmácula, mancha
Catalanmàcula, taca
Verbsstainmake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
English > stain: 9 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningcolor with a liquid dye or tint.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"
  • "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
Narrowerdipstain an object by immersing / immersing it in a liquid / liquid
ebonize, ebonisestain black to make it look like ebony
marblepaint or stain like marble
tattoostain (skin) with indelible color
veinmake a veinlike pattern
Broaderdyecolor with dye
Spanishcolorar, colorear, manchar, teñir
Catalanacolorar, acolorir, colorar, tenyir, tintar
Nounsstainera worker who stains (wood or fabric)
English > stain: 9 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningproduce or leave stains.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Red wine stains the table cloth"
Narrowersmutstain with a dirty substance, such as soot
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar tospot, fleck, blob, blotmake a spot or mark onto
Spanishmanchar, teñir
Catalantacar, tenyir
Nounsstaina soiled or discolored appearance
stainthe state of being covered with unclean things
English > stain: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningmake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstarnish, maculate, sully, defile
Narrowerdarkentarnish or stain
Broaderspot, fleck, blob, blotmake a spot or mark onto
Spanishdeslustrar, manchar, mancillar
Catalandesllustrar
Nounsstainan act that brings discredit to the person who does it
staina symbol of disgrace or infamy / infamy
English > stain: 9 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningcolor for microscopic study.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderdyecolor with dye
Nounsstain(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
staining(histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study

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