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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TINT, n. [L. tinctus, tingo. See Tinge.] A dye; a color, or rather a slight coloring or tincture distinct from the ground or principal color; as red with a blue tint,or tint of blue. In painting, tints are the colors considered as more or less bright, deep or thin, by the due use and intermixture of which a picture receives its shades, softness and variety.
Or blend in beauteous tint the color'd mass.
Their vigor sickens,and their tints decline.
TINT, v.t. To tinge; to give a slight coloring to.
TIN'-WORM, n. [tin and worm.] An insect.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted" [syn: shade, tint, tincture, tone] v
1: color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November" [syn: tint, tinct, tinge, touch]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier tinct, from Latin tinctus act of dyeing, from tingere to tinge Date: 1717 1. a. a usually slight or pale coloration ; hue b. any of various lighter or darker shades of a color ; tinge 2. a variation of a color produced by adding white to it and characterized by a low saturation with relatively high lightness 3. a usually slight modifying quality or characteristic ; touch 4. a shaded effect in engraving produced by fine parallel lines close together 5. a panel of light color serving as background 6. dye for the hair II. transitive verb Date: 1791 to impart or apply a tint to ; color tinter noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a variety of a colour, esp. one made lighter by adding white. 2 a tendency towards or admixture of a different colour (red with a blue tint). 3 a faint colour spread over a surface, esp. as a background for printing on. 4 a set of parallel engraved lines to give uniform shading. --v.tr. apply a tint to; colour. Derivatives: tinter n. Etymology: alt. of earlier tinct f. L tinctus dyeing (as TINGE), perh. infl. by It. tinto

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tint Tint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinting.] To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tint Tint, n. [For older tinct, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye: cf. F. teinte, teint, It. tinta, tinto. See Tinge, and cf. Taint to stain, a stain, Tent a kind of wine, Tinto.] A slight coloring. Specifically: (a) A pale or faint tinge of any color. Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass. --Pope. Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline. --Harte. (b) A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints. (c) (Engraving) A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines. Tint tool (Eng.), a species of graver used for cutting the parallel lines which produce tints in engraving.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(tints, tinting, tinted) 1. A tint is a small amount of colour. Its large leaves often show a delicate purple tint... N-COUNT 2. If you put a tint on your hair, you dye it a slightly different colour. You've had a tint on your hair... N-COUNT 3. If something is tinted, it has a small amount of a particular colour or dye in it. Eyebrows can be tinted with the same dye... Most of the dirt was on the outside of the tinted glass. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed, V-ed -tinted He wore green-tinted glasses. COMB in ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Tinge, color, hue, tincture, stain, dye, shade, grain. II. v. a. Dye, stain, tinge.

Moby Thesaurus

Munsell chroma, achromatism, affect, apply paint, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, brightness, brush on paint, burr, calcimine, cartoon, cast, chalk, charcoal, chiseling, chroma, chromatic color, chromaticity, chromatism, chromism, coat, color, color balance, color harmony, color quality, color scheme, colorant, coloration, colorimetric quality, coloring, complexion, cool color, copy, cover, crayon, cross-hatching, crosshatch, dab, dash, dash off, daub, decorator color, deep-dye, delineate, demitint, depict, design, diagram, dip, distemper, doodle, double-dye, draft, draw, dye, emblazon, enamel, engild, engravement, engraving, etch, etching, face, fast-dye, fresco, gem-engraving, gild, glass-cutting, glaze, gloss, glyptic, grain, graving, half tint, hatch, hatching, hint, hue, illuminate, imbue, incision, influence, infusion, ingrain, inkling, inscript, inscription, intimation, japan, key, lacquer, lay on color, lightness, limn, line, lining, marking, natural color, neutral color, paint, paint a picture, pallor, parget, pencil, picture, picturize, pigment, pigmentation, portray, prime, purity, rinse, saturation, sauce, score, scoring, scratch, scratching, scumble, seasoning, shade, shadow, shellac, sketch, skin color, slash, slashing, slop on paint, smack, smear, soupcon, spice, sprinkling, stain, stencil, stipple, stippling, suggestion, suspicion, taint, tempering, thought, tinct, tincture, tinge, tone, tooling, touch, touch up, trace, type-cutting, undercoat, undercolor, value, varnish, vestige, warm color, wash, whitewash


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