6. A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners.
All manners take a tincture from our own.Pope.
Every man had a slight tincture of soldiership, and scarcely any man more than a slight tincture.Macaulay.
(Tinc"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinctured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tincturing.]
1. To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.
A little black paint will tincture and spoil twenty gay colors.I. Watts.
2. To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.
The stain of habitual sin may thoroughly tincture all our soul.Barrow.
(Tind) v. t. [OE. tenden, AS. tendan; akin to G. zünden, OHG. zunten, Icel. tendra, Sw. tända,
Dan. tænde, Goth. tandjan to kindle, tundnan to be kindled, to burn. Cf. Tinder.] To kindle. [Obs.]
(Tin"dal) n. [From the native name: cf. Malayalam taal.]
1. A petty officer among lascars, or native East Indian sailors; a boatswain's mate; a cockswain. [India]
2. An attendant on an army. [India] Simmonds.
German tinder. Same as Amadou. Tinder box, a box in which tinder is kept.
(Tin"der) n. [OE. tinder, tunder, AS. tynder, tyndre; akin to tendan to kindle, D. tonder tinder,
G. zunder, OHG. zuntara, zuntra, Icel. tundr, Sw. tunder, Dan. tönder. See Tind.] Something
very inflammable, used for kindling fire from a spark, as scorched linen.
(Tine) n. [See Teen affliction.] Trouble; distress; teen. [Obs.] "Cruel winter's tine." Spenser.
(Tine), v. t. [See Tind.] To kindle; to set on fire. [Obs.] See Tind. "To tine the cloven wood."
Coals of contention and hot vengeance tind.Spenser.
(Tine), v. i. [Cf. Tine distress, or Tine to kindle.] To kindle; to rage; to smart. [Obs.]
Ne was there slave, ne was there medicineSpenser.
That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine.
(Tine), v. t. [AS. tnan, from tn an inclosure. See Town.] To shut in, or inclose. [Prov. Eng.]
(Tine), n. [OE. tind, AS. tind; akin to MHG. zint, Icel. tindr, Sw. tinne, and probably to G. zinne
a pinnacle, OHG. zinna, and E. tooth. See Tooth.] A tooth, or spike, as of a fork; a prong, as of an
(||Tin"e*a) n. [L., a worm, a moth.]
1. (Med.) A name applied to various skin diseases, but especially to ringworm. See Ringworm, and
2. (Zoöl.) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the clothes moths and carpet moths.