Tint vs Steep - What's the difference?

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Tint is a related term of steep.


As verbs the difference between tint and steep

is that tint is while steep is (ambitransitive) to soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item.

As an adjective steep is

of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.

As a noun steep is

a liquid used in a steeping process.

tint

English

Etymology 1

Alteration of earlier tinct, from (etyl) .

Noun

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

  • (intransitive)  To shade, to color.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=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.}}

    See also

    * tinter

    Etymology 2

    Unknown(?)

    Alternative forms

    * int

    Contraction

    (en-cont)
  • (Yorkshire, colloquial) it is not; it isn't; 'tisn't; it'sn't
  • ----

    steep

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) . The sense of “sharp slope” is attested circa 1200; the sense “expensive” is attested US 1856.

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
  • a steep''' hill or mountain; a '''steep''' roof; a '''steep''' ascent; a '''steep barometric gradient
  • (informal) expensive
  • Twenty quid for a shave? That's a bit steep .
  • (obsolete) Difficult to access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
  • (Chapman)
  • (of the rake of a ship's mast, or a car's windshield) resulting in a mast or windshield angle that strongly diverges from the perpendicular
  • The steep rake of the windshield enhances the fast lines of the exterior. [http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070303/news_lz1dd3maynard.html]

    Synonyms

    * brant

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) stepen, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item
  • They steep skins in a tanning solution to create leather.
    The tea is steeping .
  • * Wordsworth
  • In refreshing dew to steep / The little, trembling flowers.
  • To imbue with something.
  • * Earle
  • The learned of the nation were steeped in Latin.
    a town steeped in history
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    Noun

  • A liquid used in a steeping process
  • Corn steep has many industrial uses.
  • A rennet bag.
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