I. transitive verb (tinged; tingeing or tinging) Etymology: Latin tingere to dip, moisten, tinge; akin to Greek tengein to moisten and probably to Old High German dunkōn to dip Date: 1577 1. a. to color with a slight shade or stain ; tint b. to affect or modify with a slight odor or taste 2. to affect or modify in character II. noun Date: 1752 1. a slight staining or suffusing shade or color 2. an affective or modifying property or influence ; touch <
a tinge of guilt

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  • Tinge — Tinge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tingeing}.] [L. tingere, tinctum, to dye, stain, wet; akin to Gr. ?, and perhaps to G. tunken to dip, OHG. tunch[=o]n, dunch[=o]n, thunk[=o]n. Cf. {Distain}, {Dunker}, {Stain}, {Taint} a stain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tinge — Tinge, n. A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture, or added to it; tincture; color; dye; hue; shade; taste. [1913 Webster] His notions, too, respecting the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tinge — [ tındʒ ] noun count a small amount of a color, feeling, or quality: Her brown hair had a slight tinge of gray. a tinge of sadness/nostalgia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tinge — [n1] color cast, colorant, coloration, coloring, dye, dyestuff, hue, nib, pigment, shade, stain, tincture, tint, tone, wash; concept 622 Ant. white tinge [n2] hint bit, dash, drop, intimation, nib, pinch, shade, smack, smattering, soupçon,… …   New thesaurus

  • tingė — tingė̃ (gen. ir iõs; R135, MŽ177) sf. (3) NdŽ, tingė̃ [K], LB268, FrnW, KŽ; N žr. tingystė …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Tinge — Tinge, Stadt, so v.w. Tanger …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • tinge — index minimum, stain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • TINGE — promuntor. Africae, quod ferunt ab Antaeo conditum. Vocatur etiam Ampelusia …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • tinge — TÍNGE vb. v. atinge. Trimis de siveco, 21.10.2008. Sursa: Sinonime …   Dicționar Român

  • tinge — (v.) late 15c., to dye, color slightly, from L. tingere to dye, color, originally to moisten (see TINCTURE (Cf. tincture)). Related: Tinged. The noun is first recorded 1752 …   Etymology dictionary

  • tinge — n 1 tint, shade, hue, *color, tone 2 tincture, *touch, suggestion, shade, suspicion, soupçon, smack, spice, dash, vein, strain, streak …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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