verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- stahl, georg ernst,
- stained glass,
- stained glass ceiling,
Origin of stain
Examples from the Web for staining
The police, he says, did not help for fear of staining their clothes with the blood.Gang-Raped Indian Woman’s Companion Speaks Out About the Attack|Shivam Vij|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The too common mistake is to try to imitate oak by staining pine or poplar or birch.Carpentry for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
The grain of the wood will show up well if the surface is given a dull waxed finish after staining.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
They combine the fixing with the staining process, and stain differentially every normal and abnormal structure in the blood.
Starch-granules sometimes retain their original form, but are ordinarily not to be recognized except by their staining reaction.
In addition the nucleus contains a body (n) smaller than in the preceding stage, but staining the same.Studies in Spermatogenesis|Nettie Maria Stevens
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.).