from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation.
- n. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
- n. A slight coloration; a tinge.
- n. A barely detectable amount or degree; a trace.
- n. A shaded effect in engraving produced by fine, close, parallel lines.
- n. Printing A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
- n. A dye for the hair.
- transitive v. To give a tint to or take on a tint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slight coloring
- n. A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade)
- n. 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
- n. A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines
- v. to shade, to color
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slight coloring.
- n. A pale or faint tinge of any color.
- n. A color considered with reference to other very similar colors.
- n. A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
- transitive v. To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of a color, especially and properly a luminous variety of low chroma; also, abstractly, the respect in which a color may be varied by more or less admixture of white light, which at once increases the luminosity and diminishes the chroma.
- n. In engraving, a series of parallel lines cut upon a wood block with a tint-tool, so as to produce an even and uniform shading, as in clear skies.
- To apply a tint or tints to; color in a special manner; tinge.
- A Scotch preterit of tine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. color lightly
- n. a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
Alteration of tinct.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of earlier tinct, from Latin tinctus ("dyed"), past participle of verb tingō ("I tinge"). (Wiktionary)