Definitions for stain

Definitions for (noun) stain

Main entry: blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain

Definition: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

Usage: he made a huge blot on his copybook

Main entry: discoloration, discolouration, stain

Definition: a soiled or discolored appearance

Usage: the wine left a dark stain

Main entry: stain, mark, stigma, brand

Definition: a symbol of disgrace or infamy

Usage: And the Lord set a mark upon Cain--Genesis

Main entry: dirt, soil, stain, filth, grease, grime, grunge

Definition: the state of being covered with unclean things

Main entry: stain

Definition: (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

Definitions for (verb) stain

Main entry: stain

Definition: color for microscopic study

Usage: The laboratory worker dyed the specimen

Main entry: stain

Definition: color with a liquid dye or tint

Usage: Stain this table a beautiful walnut color; people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages

Main entry: stain

Definition: produce or leave stains

Usage: Red wine stains the table cloth

Main entry: maculate, tarnish, sully, defile, stain

Definition: make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

Usage: The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air; Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man

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