I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier tinct, from Latin tinctus act of dyeing, from tingere to tinge Date: 1717 1. a. a usually slight or pale coloration ; hue b. any of various lighter or darker shades of a color ; tinge 2. a variation of a color produced by adding white to it and characterized by a low saturation with relatively high lightness 3. a usually slight modifying quality or characteristic ; touch 4. a shaded effect in engraving produced by fine parallel lines close together 5. a panel of light color serving as background 6. dye for the hair II. transitive verb Date: 1791 to impart or apply a tint to ; colortinter noun

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  • tint — tint …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Tint — Tint, n. [For older tinct, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye: cf. F. teinte, teint, It. tinta, tinto. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Taint} to stain, a stain, {Tent} a kind of wine, {Tinto}.] A slight coloring. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tint — /tint/, n. 1. a color or a variety of a color; hue. 2. a color diluted with white; a color of less than maximum purity, chromo, or saturation. 3. a delicate or pale color. 4. any of various commercial dyes for the hair. 5. Engraving. a uniform… …   Universalium

  • tint — [tint] n. [earlier tinct < L tinctus, a dyeing, dipping < pp. of tingere, to dye, TINGE] 1. a delicate or pale color or hue; tinge 2. a color or a shading of a color; esp., a gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with white 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Tint — Tint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tinting}.] To give a slight coloring to; to tinge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tint — (n.) color, 1717, alteration of tinct (c.1600), from L. tinctus a dyeing, from tingere to dye (see TINCTURE (Cf. tincture)); influenced by It. tinta tint, hue, from L. tinctus. The verb is attested from 1756 (implied in tinted) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tint — [n] shade of color cast, chroma, color, coloration, complexion, dash, dye, flush, glow, hint, hue, luminosity, pigmentation, rinse, stain, suggestion, taint, tinct, tincture, tinge, tone, touch, trace, wash; concept 622 Ant. white tint [v] color… …   New thesaurus

  • tint — ► NOUN 1) a shade or variety of colour. 2) a dye for colouring the hair. 3) Printing an area of faint colour printed as a half tone. 4) a trace of something. ► VERB 1) colour slightly; tinge. 2) dye (hair) with a tint …   English terms dictionary

  • tint — index stain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tint — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • tint — n hue, shade, *color, tinge, tone …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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