tint definition by Webster's New World
- a delicate or pale color or hue; tinge
- a color or a shading of a color; esp., a gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with white
- a dye for the hair
- Engraving an even shading produced by fine parallel lines
- Printing a light-colored background, as for an illustration
Origin: earlier tinct ; from Classical Latin tinctus, a dyeing, dipping ; from past participle of tingere, to dye, tinge
- tinter noun
tint definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation.
- A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
- A slight coloration; a tinge.
- A barely detectable amount or degree; a trace.
- A shaded effect in engraving produced by fine, close, parallel lines.
- Printing A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
- A dye for the hair.
Origin: Alteration of tinct.
- tintˈer noun