verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stain
Synonyms for stain
Examples from the Web for stainer
Historical Examples of stainer
There remained, after all Stainer's changes, the German sound-hole and extra arching, &c.
The form is somewhat like Stainer's, but higher and heavier in construction.
Stainer says this was undoubtedly the precursor of the organ.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building
George Laing Miller
She had told him that in her own right she was a countessthe Countess of Stainer.The Girl From His Town
Marie Van Vorst
The stainer of the sea-fowl's beak, resolved to scour the main, far distant shores connected by swift fleets.
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.).