from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A color or tint.
  • adj. Colored lightly or faintly; tinged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a tint or colour
  • v. to tint, tinge or colour
  • adj. tinged or lightly coloured
  • abbr. tincture

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tined; tinged.
  • n. Color; tinge; tincture; tint.
  • transitive v. To color or stain; to imblue; to tint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tinge or tint, as with color; hence, figuratively, to imbue.
  • Tinged.
  • n. Tint; tinge; coloring; hue.
  • n. A tincture; an essence; specifically, the grand elixir of the alchemists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. color lightly


Middle English, a transforming elixir, from Latin tīnctus, a dyeing, from past participle of tingere, to dye.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin tinctus ("dyeing"), past participle of tingō ("I tinge"). (Wiktionary)


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