Tinge, n. A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture, or added to it; tincture; color; dye; hue; shade; taste.
His notions, too, respecting the government of the state, took a tinge from his notions respecting the government of the church. --Macaulay.
Tinge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinged p. pr. & vb. n. Tingeing ] To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron.
His [Sir Roger's] virtues, as well as imperfections, are tinged by a certain extravagance. --Addison.
Syn: -- To color; dye; stain.
n 1: a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a
touch of garlic" [syn: touch, hint, mite, pinch,
jot, speck, soupcon]
2: a pale or subdued color [syn: undertone]
v 1: suffuse with color [syn: imbue, hue]
2: affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color
my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"
[syn: color, colour, distort]
3: dye with a color [syn: tint, tinct, bepaint, touch]