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

  • transitive v. To coat with a patina.
  • n. Variant of patina2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A plate.
  • v. To coat an object with a patina, either from natural oxidation or simulated aging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of paten.
  • n. Same as patina, 2 .


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

French patiner, from patine, patina, from Italian patina; see patina2.


  • He may even be the Anti-Christ himself, in a deception like Pal patine pulled on the Republic in Star Wars, revenge of the Sith!

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Hugh de Pateshall walked before with the patine, clothed in a dalmatica; and the Earls of Chester, Lincoln, and Warren, bearing the swords, preceded him.

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

  • Corot, it is true, had never been afflicted with the preoccupation of combining the freshness of nature with the _patine_ with which ages had embrowned the old gallery pictures; but Daubigny, looking at nature with a more literal eye than

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896

  • The softened electric light suffused a glamour of glowing color over the rich brocade of the walls of Marcus Gard's library, catching a glint here and there on iridescent plaques, or a mellow high light on the luscious patine of an antique bronze.

    Out of the Ashes

  • Her mouth, tender and rather full, seemed to smile a welcome, and the patine, unspoiled by any casts having ever been taken, gleamed as the finest of skin.


  • Age, while bestowing on this garment a patine worthy of a Renaissance bronze, had deprived it of whatever curves the wearer's pre-Raphaelite figure had once been able to impress on it; but this stiffness of outline gave it an air of sacerdotal state which seemed to emphasize the importance of the occasion.

    Bunner Sisters

  • Il est vrai que je prefere un gris argente, mais le ton chaud de Freiburg fait bien et il a gagne une certaine patine avec les annees.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • Without being told, one knows that he delights in all beautiful things -- pictures with their faërie false presentment of forms and life; the flesh-firm outline of marble, the warmth of ivory and the sea-green patine of bronze -- was not the poop of the vessel beaten gold, the sails purple, the oars silver, and the very water amorous?

    The Man Shakespeare

  • If I have any such, I will not cast it on the road as I walk, but present it on a fair patine to him to whom I may think it well to show it.

    Unspoken Sermons Third Series

  • "Au musée du Luxembourg, vient d'être placé, de M. WHISTLER, le splendide _Portrait de M.e Whistler mère_, une oeuvre destinée à l'éternité des admirations, une oeuvre sur laquelle la consécration des siècles semble avoir mis la patine d'un Rembrandt, d'un Titien ou d'un Velasquez."

    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies


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