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Meaning of TINT

Pronunciation:  tint

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
  2. [v]  dye with a color

TINT is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bepaint, shade, tinct, tincture, tinge, tone, touch
 See Also: color, coloring, colour, colouring, dye, henna, tincture, tinge, undertone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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:
    (a) A pale or faint tinge of any color.
              Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass.
              Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline.
    (b) A color considered with reference to other very similar
        colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two
        shades of scarlet are different tints.
    (c) (Engraving) A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition
        of many fine parallel lines.
    {Tint tool} (Eng.), a species of graver used for cutting the
       parallel lines which produce tints in engraving.
  2. \Tint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.
Computing Dictionary
  1. Interpreted version of jovial.

    [Sammet 1969, p. 528].

  2. hue