verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stain
Synonyms for stain
Examples from the Web for restained
Historical Examples of restained
The skins are dried out, restained if necessary, and staked to raise a nap.Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for stain
late 14c., probably representing a merger of Old Norse steina "to paint" and a shortened form of Middle English disteynen "to discolor or stain," from Old French desteign-, stem of desteindre "to remove the color," from des- (from Latin dis- "remove;" see dis-) + Old French teindre "to dye," from Latin tingere (see tincture). Related: Stained; staining. Stained glass is attested from 1791.
1560s, from stain (v.).