Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A color or tint.
  • adjective Colored lightly or faintly; tinged.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Archaic To color or stain; to imblue; to tint.
  • noun Archaic Color; tinge; tincture; tint.
  • adjective Archaic Tined; tinged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a tint or colour
  • verb to tint, tinge or colour
  • adjective tinged or lightly coloured
  • abbreviation tincture

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

  • verb color lightly

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, a transforming elixir, from Latin tīnctus, a dyeing, from past participle of tingere, to dye.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin tinctus ("dyeing"), past participle of tingō ("I tinge").

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    March 26, 2012