from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fix deeply or indelibly, as in the mind: "A system that had been ingrained for generations could not be easily undone by change from the top” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin).
- transitive v. Archaic To dye or stain into the fiber of.
- adj. Deep-seated; ingrained.
- adj. Made of predyed fibers; thoroughly dyed: ingrain yarn.
- adj. Made of fiber or yarn dyed before weaving. Used especially of rugs.
- n. Yarn or fiber dyed before manufacture.
- n. An ingrain rug or carpet.
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- v. To make something deeply part of something else, either literally or figuratively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. of a fast color; deeply seated; fixed; innate; genuine.
- adj. Dyed with grain, or kermes.
- adj. Dyed before manufacture, -- said of the material of a textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly inwrought; forming an essential part of the substance.
- n. An ingrain fabric, as a carpet.
- transitive v. To dye with or in grain or kermes.
- transitive v. To dye in the grain, or before manufacture.
- transitive v. To work into the natural texture or into the mental or moral constitution of; to stain; to saturate; to imbue; to infix deeply.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dye with grain or the scarlet dye produced by the kermes-insect; hence, from the permanence and excellence of this dye, to dye in any deep, permanent, or enduring color.
- To dye in the grain or raw material before manufacture.
- Hence To work into the natural texture; imbue thoroughly; impregnate the whole substance or nature of, as the mind.
- To lay on, as color.
- Synonyms Ingrained, Inbred, Inborn, etc. See inherent.
- Dyed with grain or kermes. See grain, 11.
- Dyed in the yarn or thread before manufacture: said of a textile fabric.
- Belonging to the fabric from the beginning; imparted to it in the thread or yarn: said of a color used in dyeing.
- n. A yarn or fabric dyed with fast colors before manufacture.
- n. A quarter of a chaldron of coals given in excess of the measure when the total exceeds 5 chaldrons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. thoroughly work in
- v. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
Almost the best of modern inventions for inexpensive wall-coverings are found in what are called the ingrain papers.
She did not loathe the shiny "quartered oak" dining-room pieces -- her father's venture in an opulent moment -- nor the dingy pine bedroom sets, nor even the worn "ingrain" carpets, as she did these precious relics of her grandmother's home.
He's got to "ingrain" a different technique so that it's second nature and that can only come by consistently playing attacking tennis in all his matches.
But I agree with what Boris Becker said in that Murray's got to make some technical changes to "ingrain" an attacking style of forehand as opposed to a more loopy defensive shot.
Or it might just be that every new habit takes a bit of time to ingrain itself into our conscious.
So as we understand it we have our own morals that we have tried to ingrain into society but a diety is getting the credit.
One facet that wasn't a focus at the Festival is how to ingrain games more deeply within mainstream education.
To more deeply ingrain confidence, you should expose yourself to as much adversity as possible in training.
We all know that the best way to ingrain an enduring understanding of poetry is to have students not just read poems but to engage with them -- especially, to write them.
We regularly establish routines and rituals that further ingrain the messages we want Catie and Gracie to get from us.