Definition of Paint

1. Verb. Make a painting. "Sam and Sue paint"; "He painted a painting of the garden"

Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Specialized synonyms: Finger-paint, Stipple, Bodypaint, Fresco, Distemper, Charge, Fill In, Shade, Stipple, Watercolor, Watercolour
Generic synonyms: Create
Derivative terms: Painter, Painting, Painting

2. Noun. 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. "Artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"

3. Verb. Apply paint to; coat with paint. "They want to paint the doors"; "We painted the rooms yellow"
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface
Specialized synonyms: Grain, Repaint, Airbrush, Ground, Prime, Undercoat
Derivative terms: Painter, Painting, Painting

4. Noun. (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court. "He dominates play in the paint"
Exact synonyms: Key
Category relationships: Basketball, Basketball Game, Hoops
Group relationships: Basketball Court
Terms within: Foul Line
Generic synonyms: Space

5. Verb. Make a painting of. "Sam cannot paint Sue "; "He painted his mistress many times"
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Specialized synonyms: Repaint
Generic synonyms: Interpret, Represent
Derivative terms: Painter, Painting, Painting

6. Noun. Makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks.
Exact synonyms: Blusher, Rouge
Generic synonyms: Make-up, Makeup, War Paint
Derivative terms: Blush, Rouge

7. Verb. Apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil. "The men paint the boat "
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Painting

Definition of Paint

1. v. t. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.

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

3. n. A pigment or coloring substance.

Definition of Paint

1. Noun. a Paint Horse ¹

2. Noun. A substance that is applied as a liquid or paste, and dries into a solid coating that protects or adds color/colour to an object or surface to which it has been applied. ¹

3. Noun. (context: in the plural) A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors/colours, used for painting pictures. ¹

4. Noun. (basketball slang) The free-throw lane, ''construed with ''the''.'' ¹

5. Noun. (uncountable paintball slang) Paintballs. ¹

6. Noun. (poker slang) A face card (king, queen, or jack). ¹

7. Noun. (computing attributive) Graphics drawn using an input device, not scanned or generated. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To apply paint to ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To apply in the manner that paint is applied ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To create an image with paints ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures ¹

12. Verb. (transitive computing) To draw an element in a graphical user interface. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To depict or portray. ¹

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Definition of Paint

1. to make a representation of with paints (coloring substances) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Paint

1. 1. To cover with colouring 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. To colour, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colours; to diversify with colours. "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 colours a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colours or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape. 4. 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) Synonym: To colour, picture, depict, portray, delineate, sketch, draw, describe. Origin: OE. Peinten, fr. F. Peint, p. P. O peindre to paint, fr. L. Pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. Many-coloured, Skr. Pic to adorn. Cf. Depict, Picture, Pigment, Pint. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Paint

pains au chocolat
pains in the bum
paint (current term)
paint-billed crake
paint-billed crakes
paint a picture
paint by numbers
paint leaf
paint oneself into a corner
paint out
paint roller
paint the lily
paint the town
paint the town red
paint the wagon
paint with a broad brush

Literary usage of Paint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"discoveries may be unjust to-morrow; that, to produce an efficient paint, not the ingredients alone must be considered, but the manner and the proportion of ..."

2. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"The original can of paint should then be set aside so that settling of the ... Unless the paint is in paste form, thi< will usually be accomplished in ..."

3. Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Avery Lomax (1918)
"I'm a-leavin' Cheyenne, I'm off for Montan'; Goodbye, Old paint, I'm a-leavin' Cheyenne. I'ma ridin' Old paint, I'm a-leadin' old Fan; Goodbye, Old paint, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Where servant, directed to paint rafters with creosote, selected defective brush, whose condition was obvious, and from the brush paint splashed in his eye, ..."

5. The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare by William Allan Neilson (1911)
"Bid him come in, and paint tome comfort, For surely ¡here's none lives but ... How, U'os thy ton murdered f paint. Ay, sir: no man did hold a son so dear. ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The japan dryer and the copal varnish were used to mix with the paint that ... Я. that tbe wire cloth ran through a trough filled with the paint so mixed, ..."

7. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"Further it says, "But in every case those who know most about paint insist that it shall contain no water and no oils beside pure linseed oil. ..."

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