Definitions for: Paint


[n] a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
[n] makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
[v] apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow"
[v] apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil
[v] make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times"
[v] make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"



Webster (1913) Definition: Paint (p[=a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Painted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Painting.] [OE. peinten, fr. F. peint, p. p. of
peindre to paint, fr. L. pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. poiki`los
many-colored, Skr. pi[,c] to adorn. Cf. Depict, Picture,
Pigment, Pint.]
1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to
paint a house, a signboard, etc.

Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. --2
Kings ix. 30.

2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with
colors; to diversify with colors.

Not painted with the crimson spots of blood. --Shak.

Cuckoo buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with
delight. --Shak.

3. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat
surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors
or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with
paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.

4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe
vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict.

Disloyal? The word is too good to paint out her
wickedness. --Shak.

If folly grow romantic, I must paint it. --Pope.

Syn: To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch;
draw; describe.


Paint, v. t.
1. To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints
well.

2. To color one's face by way of beautifying it.

Let her paint an inch thick. --Shak.


Paint, n.
1.
(a) A pigment or coloring substance.
(b) The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with
gum, or the like, for application to a surface.

2. A cosmetic; rouge. --Praed.

Synonyms: blusher, rouge

See Also: acrylic, acrylic paint, airbrush, bodypaint, charge, coat, coat, coat of paint, coating, color, coloring material, colour, colouring material, cover, create, distemper, enamel, encaustic, fill in, fingerpaint, fresco, grain, ground, house paint, interpret, makeup, make-up, oil paint, pigment, prime, repaint, repaint, represent, semigloss, shade, spray paint, stipple, surface, undercoat, varnish, war paint, water-base paint, watercolor

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