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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stain  \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 
  stain  glass. 
 
  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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  ornament  windows. 
 
  Syn:  To  paint;  dye;  blot;  soil;  sully;  discolor;  disgrace; 
  taint. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stained 
  adj  1:  marked  or  dyed  or  discolored  with  foreign  matter;  "a  badly 
  stained  tablecloth";  "tear-stained  cheeks"  [ant:  {unstained}] 
  2:  having  a  coating  of  stain  or  varnish  [syn:  {varnished}] 
  3:  especially  of  reputation;  "the  senator's  seriously  damaged 
  reputation";  "a  flyblown  reputation";  "a  tarnished 
  reputation";  "inherited  a  spotted  name"  [syn:  {besmirched}, 
  {damaged},  {flyblown},  {spotted},  {sullied},  {tainted},  {tarnished}] 




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