tarnish

  • 1 Tarnish — Tar nish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tarnished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tarnishing}.] [F. ternir, fr. OHG. tarnen to darken, to conceal, hide; akin to OS. dernian to hide, AS. dernan, dyrnan, OHG. tarni hidden, OS. derni, AS. derne, dyrne. Cf. {Dern}, a.,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Tarnish — is a layer of corrosion that develops over copper, brass, silver, aluminum as well as a degree of semi reactive metals as they undergo oxidation. It is analogous to rust, but with soap PreventionIn objects which are primarily for display rather… …

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  • 3 Tarnish — Tar nish, v. i. To lose luster; to become dull; as, gilding will tarnish in a foul air. [1913 Webster] Till thy fresh glories, which now shine so bright, Grow stale and tarnish with our daily sight. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Tarnish — Tar nish, n. 1. The quality or state of being tarnished; stain; soil; blemish. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) A thin film on the surface of a metal, usually due to a slight alteration of the original color; as, the steel tarnish in columbite. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 tarnish — [tär′nish] vt. [< Fr terniss , inflectional stem of ternir, to make dim < MFr, prob. < OHG tarnjan, to conceal < tarni, hidden] 1. to dull the luster of or discolor the surface of (a metal) as by exposure to air 2. a) to besmirch or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Tarnish — Tarnish. См. Помутнение поверхности. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 7 tarnish — I verb asperse, befoul, blacken, blemish, blot, brand, cloud, contaminate, corrode, darken, deface, defame, degrade, denigrate, desecrate, dim, dirty, discolor, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, dull, fade, foul, inquinare, lose luster, maculate,… …

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  • 8 tarnish — vb *soil, dirty, sully, foul, befoul, smirch, besmirch, grime, begrime Analogous words: darken, dim, bedim, *obscure: defile, pollute, taint, *contaminate Antonyms: polish Contrasted words: cleanse, *clean: *illuminate, illumine, lighten …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 tarnish — [v] dirty, corrupt befoul, begrime, blacken, blemish, blot, contaminate, damage, darken, defame, defile, dim, discolor, disgrace, dull, embarrass, grime, harm, hurt, impair, injure, lose luster, lose shine, mar, muddy, pale, pollute, rust,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 tarnish — ► VERB 1) lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. 2) make or become less valuable or respected. ► NOUN 1) a film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal. 2) dullness of colour; loss …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 tarnish — [ tɑːnɪʃ] luxuriously plainly tastefully to tarnish elegantly (D; tr.) ( to provide ) to tarnish with (can you tarnish us with the necessary information?) (D; tr.) ( to supply with furniture ) to tarnish with (they tarnished the room with very… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 tarnish — {{11}}tarnish (n.) 1713, from TARNISH (Cf. tarnish) (v.). {{12}}tarnish (v.) 1590s, from prp. stem of M.Fr. ternir dull the luster or brightness of, make dim (15c.), probably from O.Fr. terne (adj.) dull, dark, from a Germanic source cognate with …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 tarnish — tar|nish1 [ˈta:nıʃ US ˈta:r ] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: ternir to make dull ] 1.) [T] if an event or fact tarnishes someone s ↑reputation, record, image etc, it makes it worse ▪ His regime was tarnished by human rights abuses. 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 tarnish — [[t]tɑ͟ː(r)nɪʃ[/t]] tarnishes, tarnishing, tarnished 1) VERB If you say that something tarnishes someone s reputation or image, you mean that it causes people to have a worse opinion of them than they would otherwise have had. [V n] The affair… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 tarnish — 1. verb 1) gold does not tarnish easily Syn: discolor, rust, oxidize, corrode, stain, dull, blacken Ant: polish, brighten 2) it tarnished his reputation Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 tarnish — 1. verb 1) gold does not tarnish easily Syn: discolour, rust, oxidize, corrode, stain, dull, blacken 2) it tarnished his reputation Syn: sully, blacken, stain, blemish …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 tarnish — UK [ˈtɑː(r)nɪʃ] / US [ˈtɑrnɪʃ] verb Word forms tarnish : present tense I/you/we/they tarnish he/she/it tarnishes present participle tarnishing past tense tarnished past participle tarnished 1) [transitive] if something tarnishes your reputation… …

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  • 18 tarnish — 1. noun Oxidation or discoloration, especially of a decorative metal exposed to air. 2. verb a) To oxidize or discolor due to oxidation. Careful storage of silver will prevent it from tarnishing …

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  • 19 tarnish — verb 1 become/make sth less bright ADVERB ▪ badly ▪ The mirror had tarnished quite badly. ▪ slightly 2 spoil sth ADVERB ▪ severely …

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  • 20 tarnish — verb 1》 lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. 2》 make less valuable or respected: they make up negative stories to tarnish my image. noun loss of brightness. ↘a film or stain formed on an exposed… …

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