Search Result for "stained": 
Wordnet 3.0


1. marked or dyed or discolored with foreign matter;
- Example: "a badly stained tablecloth"
- Example: "tear-stained cheeks"

2. having a coating of stain or varnish;
[syn: stained, varnished]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stain \Stain\ (st[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stained (st[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Staining.] [Abbrev. fr. distain.] 1. To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor stained with blood. [1913 Webster] 2. To color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by processes 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to blot; to soil; to tarnish. [1913 Webster] Of honor void, Of innocence, of faith, of purity, Our wonted ornaments now soiled and stained. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison. [1913 Webster] She stains the ripest virgins of her age. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] That did all other beasts in beauty stain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Stained glass, glass colored or stained by certain metallic pigments fused into its substance, -- often used for making ornamental windows. [1913 Webster] Syn: To paint; dye; blot; soil; sully; discolor; disgrace; taint. Usage: Paint, Stain, Dye. These denote three different processes; the first mechanical, the other two, chiefly chemical. To paint a thing is to spread a coat of coloring matter over it; to stain or dye a thing is to impart color to its substance. To stain is said chiefly of solids, as wood, glass, paper; to dye, of fibrous substances, textile fabrics, etc.; the one, commonly, a simple process, as applying a wash; the other more complex, as fixing colors by mordants. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stained adj 1: marked or dyed or discolored with foreign matter; "a badly stained tablecloth"; "tear-stained cheeks" [ant: unstained] 2: having a coating of stain or varnish [syn: stained, varnished]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "stained": bedraggled, befouled, besmirched, blackened, colored, darkened, deep, deep-colored, defiled, dirtied, discolored, drabbled, draggled, dyed, fouled, foxed, foxy, full, full-colored, hued, imbued, in Technicolor, in color, inky, murky, smirched, smoky, smudged, soiled, spotted, stigmatic, stigmatiferous, stigmatized, sullied, tainted, tarnished, tinct, tinctured, tinged, tinted, toned, wash-colored