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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Engrainverb

    To die deep; to die in grain.

    Etymology: from grain.

    Sees thou how fresh my flowers being spread,
    Dyed in lilie white and crimson red,
    With leaves engrain’d in lusty green. Edmund Spenser, Pastorals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engrainverb

    to dye in grain, or of a fast color. See Ingrain

  2. Engrainverb

    to incorporate with the grain or texture of anything; to infuse deeply. See Ingrain

  3. Engrainverb

    to color in imitation of the grain of wood; to grain. See Grain, v. t., 1

  4. Etymology: [Pref. en- + grain. Cf. Ingrain.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Engrain

    en-grān′, Ingrain, in-, v.t. to dye of a fast or lasting colour: to dye in the raw state: to infix deeply.—n. Engrain′er. [Orig. 'to dye in grain' (meaning with grain)—i.e. cochineal.]

Anagrams for engrain »

  1. aningre

  2. earning

  3. Reginan

  4. grannie

  5. nearing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engrain in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engrain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
    • A. rung
    • B. schlockmeister
    • C. scalawag
    • D. meerschaum

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