Last modified on 25 May 2014, at 20:11
See also: tînt

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of earlier tinct, from Latin tinctus (dyed), past participle of verb tingō (I tinge).

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NounEdit

tint (plural tints)

  1. A slight coloring.
  2. A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade)
  3. A color considered with reference to other very similar colors.
    Red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
  4. A shaded effect in engraving, produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.

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VerbEdit

tint (third-person singular simple present tints, present participle tinting, simple past and past participle tinted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive)  To shade, to color.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, The China Governess[1]:
      The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.

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DutchEdit

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tint c (plural tinten, diminutive tintje n)

  1. hue

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tint

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of tinten
  2. imperative of tinten

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

tint (??? please provide the genitive and partitive!)

  1. ink

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.


FrenchEdit

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tint

  1. third-person singular past historic of tenir

LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Apparently from German Tinte. See etymology at Latvian tinte.

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tint

  1. ink

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ScotsEdit

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tint

  1. simple past tense and past participle of tyne
    An efterhin he tint a lot o weicht - Afterwards he lost a lot of weight