|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor stained with blood.
2. (v. t.) To color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by processes affecting, chemically or otherwise, the material itself; to tinge with a color or colors combining with, or penetrating, the substance; to dye; as, to stain wood with acids, colored washes, paint rubbed in, etc.; to stain glass.
3. (v. t.) To spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to blot; to soil; to tarnish.
4. (v. t.) To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.
5. (v. i.) To give or receive a stain; to grow dim.
6. (n.) A discoloration by foreign matter; a spot; as, a stain on a garment or cloth.
7. (n.) A natural spot of a color different from the ground.
8. (n.) Taint of guilt; tarnish; disgrace; reproach.
9. (n.) Cause of reproach; shame.
10. (n.) A tincture; a tinge.
Stain (6 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 6:11 And all this describes what some of you were. But now you have had every stain washed off: now you have been set apart as holy: now you have been pronounced free from guilt; in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and through the Spirit of our God. (WEY)
Ephesians 5:27 that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (See NIV)
1 Timothy 6:14 that you keep God's commandments stainlessly and without reproach till the Appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Root in WEY NAS RSV)
Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. (KJV WBS)
Isaiah 23:9 Yahweh of Armies has planned it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Jeremiah 2:22 For even if you are washed with soda and take much soap, still your evil-doing is marked before me, says the Lord God. (See NAS RSV NIV)