Definitions of stain

  1. To blot; spot; mark with color; to dye; soil with guilt or crime.
  2. To tinge or color: to give a different color to: to dye: to mark with guilt or infamy: to bring reproach on: to sully: to tarnish.
  3. To dye; tinge; discolor; sully; tarnish; disgrace.
  4. To make a stain upon; impart a stain to; color or discolor.
  5. To take or make a stain.
  6. color for microscopic study; " The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"
  7. color with a liquid dye or tint; " Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; " people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
  8. To take or impart a stain.
  9. To discolour or spot with foreign matter; to tinge; to impress with figures of a different colour from the ground; to soil; to mark with guilt or infamy.
  10. To discolour; to tinge of a different colour; to blot; to render foul; to tarnish; to bring reproach; to mark with guilt or infamy; to impress or mark with a variety of colours.
  11. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; " he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  12. a symbol of disgrace or infamy; " And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"-- Genesis
  13. the state of being covered with unclean things
  14. a soiled or discolored appearance; " the wine left a dark stain"
  15. a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
  16. ( microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
  17. To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor stained with blood.
  18. To color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by processess affecting, chemically or otherwise, the material itself; to tinge with a color or colors combining with, or penetrating, the substance; to dye; as, to stain wood with acids, colored washes, paint rubbed in, etc.; to stain glass.
  19. To spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to blot; to soil; to tarnish.
  20. To give or receive a stain; to grow dim.
  21. A discoloration by foreign matter; a spot; as, a stain on a garment or cloth.
  22. A natural spot of a color different from the gound.
  23. Taint of guilt; tarnish; disgrace; reproach.
  24. Cause of reproach; shame.
  25. A tincture; a tinge.
  26. A discoloration; spot or blot; a dye; taint of guilt or crime; cause of reproach.
  27. A discoloration: a spot: taint of guilt: cause of reproach: shame.
  28. Spot of color; color; discoloration; disgrace.
  29. A discoloration.
  30. A dye used in staining.
  31. A moral taint; tarnish.
  32. Discolouration; a spot of a colour different from the ground; taint of guilt; reproach; cause of reproach.
  33. A blot; a foul spot; a spot of colour; taint of guilt; infamy; disgrace.
  34. Stainless.