• WordNet 3.6
    • v tint color lightly "her greying hair was tinged blond","the leaves were tinged red in November"
    • n tint a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Wine is kept in tinted bottles because it will spoil if it's exposed to light.
    • n Tint (Engraving) A slight coloring. "Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass.""Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline."
    • v. t Tint To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Wine will spoil if exposed to light, hence tinted bottles.
    • n tint A variety of a color, especially and properly a luminous variety of low chroma; also, abstractly, the respect in which a color may be varied by more or less admixture of white light, which at once increases the luminosity and diminishes the chroma. In painting, tints are the colors, considered as more or less bright, deep, or thin, by the due use and combination of which a picture receives its shades, softness, and variety.
    • n tint In engraving, a series of parallel lines cut upon a wood block with a tint-tool, so as to produce an even and uniform shading, as in clear skies.
    • tint To apply a tint or tints to; color in a special manner; tinge.
    • tint A Scotch preterit of tine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A greenish facial tint has long been associated with illness, as suggested by the phrase "green around the gills." As a person who is very envious is considered by many folks to be unwell, these people have been described as "green (or sick) with envy."
    • n Tint tint a slight tinge distinct from the principal colour: a series of parallel lines in engraving, producing a uniform shading
    • v.t Tint to give a slight colouring to
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Rose-tinted glasses - If people see things through rose-tinted glasses, they see them in a more positive light than they really are.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

Nearly all the direct reds give good pink tints when used in proportion, varying from 0.1 to 0.25 per cent.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Then there were the brilliantly tinted weeds.
"Nat the Naturalist" by G. Manville Fenn
Skin white, tinted with amber, smooth and fine.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Its mouth and fins were slightly tinted red.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Laura has these darker tints as well.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Both clouds were united by a slender cord of the same bluish tint as themselves.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Hot sand and sea air had burned his countenance to a mahogany tint.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
The weather began to turn cooler and the first fading tints appeared on the foliage.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Her uncertainly tinted hair and an all-too-certain little tilt of her nose no longer troubled her.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The grey tint, however, disappears as the animal comes to maturity.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
To that end he spends a large part of his time in scheming how to get rid of all the other tints.
"This Giddy Globe" by Oliver Herford
Color values are loosely called tints and shades, but the terms are frequently misapplied.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
When the gudeman's awa the board claith's tint; when the gudewife's awa the keys are tint.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The cheek, upon which the dark fringe of lashes rested, was white and thin having lost the tint and contour of perfect health.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
I. Spores white or slightly tinted.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Tint with oil colors, thinned with kerosene as they are used, laying the tints on with soft brushes.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
Shirley's clear cheek was tinted yet with the colour which had risen into it a few minutes since.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
A thick brush takes up too much paint into itself, and does not change its tint so readily.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
You see a little of the tinting even from this distance.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
The high walls are modestly tinted a pale green.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson

In poetry:

The colors were pure whiteness
And heavenly tints of blue,
Excelling all the brightness
That art can bring to view.
"The Unwritten Letter" by Jared Barhite
Blow, for ever blow, ye breezes,
Warmly as ye did before!
Bloom again, ye happy gardens,
With the radiant tints of yore!
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
For thoughts, more beautiful than dreams,
Within my soul have died,
As fade away the glorious tints
From heaven, at even-tide.
"Lament" by James Avis Bartley
We see the sky,—we love it day by day;
We feel the wind of Spring, from blossoms winging;
We meet with souls tender as tints in May:
For these large ecstasies what are we bringing?
"To G. P. L." by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Winds are sighing round the drooping eaves;
Sadly float the midnight hours away;
Dun and grey athwart the ivy-leaves,
Fall the first pale chilly tints of day,
Ah me! the weary, weary tints of day.
"A Dirge" by Walter Richard Cassels
'Sweet flew the hours! (the toil your boast)
On smiling Salsett's eave-wrought coast!--
Though hope was tint -- tho' a' was cross'd
Nae dread alarms
Ye felt -- fond fool! in wonder lost
And nature's charms!
"The Scottish Muse" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

The police initiated the traffic stop based on illegally tinted windows.
Go Green Tinted Windows (Added: February 27, 2009).
Xaar, Cambridge, UK, announced that it appointed Aqua Tint , a South Asian ink manufacturer, an official Xaar Approved Ink Partner.
US Solution Adds Size, Color, Tint Features.
I'm building a PT Cruiser model and was wondering how I can tint the windows slightly.
Not totally black, just a mild tint .
I've been toying with the idea of tinting the glass on the '68 ever since I started driving it regularly.
Tinting car windows is almost a necessity here in the hot Valley of the Sun, but there are limits to how dark you can go.
View Other Tinting Machines companies.
Driven uses high quality Viper window tint .
Tis the season for C&L Window Tinting .
And doctor's orders can provide exceptions to the tinting laws.
Tinted windows filter out about 80 percent of solar heat, versus less than 30 percent for non- tinted windows.
Tint Hair Color Studio caters to those who want fast and affordable service.
Mary Kay introduces new tinted lip balm .

In science:

SNRmin is the threshold signal-to-noise ratio, Trec and Tsky are the receiver and sky noise temperatures, G is the gain of the antenna, ∆ν is the observing bandwidth, tint is the integration time, W is the detected pulse width and P is the pulse period.
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
In order to translate config proofs into bint proofs, we introduce an immediate type tint ≡def ∀X.!(X −◦ X ) −◦!(X −◦ X ) −◦!(X −◦ X ) −◦ $(X −◦ X ).
P-time Completeness of Light Linear Logic and its Nondeterministic Extension
After that, each duplicated config proof net is pro jected into a tint proof by using prj1 or prj2 shown in Figure 60.
P-time Completeness of Light Linear Logic and its Nondeterministic Extension
Next we concatenate obtained two tint proofs by tadd of Figure 65.
P-time Completeness of Light Linear Logic and its Nondeterministic Extension
Next we apply distill of Figure 67 to the obtained tint proof.
P-time Completeness of Light Linear Logic and its Nondeterministic Extension
To this end, the good data from each run were fit to L = B (T − Tint )α , so as to extract an intercept Tint ; we then transformed the data to reduced physical units l and t defined above.
3D Spinodal Decomposition in the Inertial Regime
The region used for fitting is delimited by (Lmin < L < Lmax = 64) and the fits are pro jected back to show the intercepts, Tint .
3D Spinodal Decomposition in the Inertial Regime
In the latter region the floating fit is relatively poorly conditioned; it also gives large relative errors in Tint (see Fig.1).
3D Spinodal Decomposition in the Inertial Regime
Vα = Hα − Tint and the α-independent intrinsic kinetic energy Tint = T − Tcm has been separated.
The Unitary Correlation Operator Method from a Similarity Renormalization Group Perspective
MD time is the number of trajectories multiplied by the trajectory length t. tint [P] denotes the integrated autocorrelation time for the plaquette.
Nf=2+1 dynamical Wilson quark simulation toward the physical point
The choice of W is not critical for estimate of tint in spite of the long tail observed in Fig. 1.
Nf=2+1 dynamical Wilson quark simulation toward the physical point
Extending the summation window, we find that tint [P] saturates at tint [P] ≈ 25 beyond t= 200, which is within the error bar of the original estimate.
Nf=2+1 dynamical Wilson quark simulation toward the physical point
We hardly observe the quark mass dependence for tint [P] listed in Table 1.
Nf=2+1 dynamical Wilson quark simulation toward the physical point
Note that the quark mass dependence is also tamed: Since we find tha t tint [P] is independent of the quark masses, the cost is proportional to 1/m2 ud .
Nf=2+1 dynamical Wilson quark simulation toward the physical point
We observe that the normalized autocorrelation functions for t = 0.5 have longer tails than t = 0.5/3 before becoming consistent with zero: This is quantitatively checked by the integrated autocorrelation times tint [P] and tint [#mult] in Table 2: The t = 0.5/3 case has shorter autocorrelation times.
Nf=2+1 dynamical Wilson quark simulation toward the physical point