- Paint means a mixture of color used for creating art or changing the color of a surface.
- An example of paint is what Vincent Van Gogh used to create Starry Nights.
- An example of paint is what a person would use to change the white walls in their house to yellow.
- Paint is defined as to cover with paint, to create a picture with paint, or to create an imaginary, colorful picture.
- An example of paint is to change the color of the wall from white to beige.
- An example of paint is using water colors to create a picture of a tree.
- An example of paint is reciting the poem of Jabberwocky.
A couple paint their walls green.
- to make (a picture, design, etc.) in colors applied to a surface
- to depict or portray with paints: to paint a landscape
- to describe colorfully or vividly; depict in words
- to cover or decorate with paint; color: to paint a wall
- to apply cosmetics to; adorn; beautify
- to apply (a medicine, etc.) with a brush or swab
- to treat (a wound, etc.) in this way
Origin of paintMiddle English peinten ; from Old French peint, past participle of peindre ; from Classical Latin pingere, to paint, embroider ; from Indo-European base an unverified form peig-, to mark by scratching or coloring from source Classical Greek pikros, sharp, Old English fah, stained
- to practice the art of painting pictures
- Archaic to use cosmetics
- a mixture of a pigment with oil, water, etc., in liquid or paste form, applied as with a brush, roller, or spray gun, and used for protective covering or coloring of a surface or for making pictures on canvas, paper, etc.
- dry pigment for such use
- a dried coat of paint
- coloring matter, such as lipstick, rouge, etc., used as a cosmetic
- ☆ Chiefly West pinto ()
Origin of paint< the practice of painting the area in a contrasting colorBasketball, Informal free throw lane: with the
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- a. A liquid mixture, usually of a solid pigment in a liquid vehicle, used as a decorative or protective coating.b. The thin dry film formed by such a mixture when applied to a surface.c. The solid pigment before it is mixed with a vehicle.
- A cosmetic, such as rouge, that is used to give color to the face; makeup.
- Basketball The free throw lane.
- A Paint horse.
- Slang The face cards in a deck of cards: I haven't seen any paint for the last ten hands.
verbpaint·ed, paint·ing, paints
- To make (a picture) with paints.
- a. To represent in a picture with paints.b. To depict vividly in words.
- To coat or decorate with paint: paint a house.
- To apply cosmetics to.
- To apply medicine to; swab: paint a wound.
- To shine a laser beam on, especially in order to designate a target for laser-guided munitions.
- To practice the art of painting pictures.
- To cover something with paint.
- To apply cosmetics to oneself: “Let her paint an inch thick, to this favor she must come” (Shakespeare).
- To serve as a surface to be coated with paint: These nonporous surfaces paint badly with a brush.
Origin of paintFrom Middle English painten, to paint, from Old French peintier, from peint, past participle of peindre, from Latin pingere; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural paints)
- 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.
- (in the plural) A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors/colours, used for painting pictures.
- (basketball, slang) The free-throw lane, construed with the.
- The Nimrods are strong on the outside, but not very good in the paint.
- (uncountable, paintball, slang) Paintballs.
- I am running low on paint for my marker.
- (poker, slang) A face card (king, queen, or jack).
- (computing) Graphics drawn using an input device, not scanned or generated.
(third-person singular simple present paints, present participle painting, simple past and past participle painted)
- To apply paint to.
- To apply in the manner that paint is applied.
- To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.
- To create (an image) with paints.
- to paint a portrait or a landscape
- (intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures.
- I've been painting since I was a young child.
- (computing) To draw an element in a graphical user interface.
- (figuratively) To depict or portray.
- She sued the author of the biography, claiming it painted her as a duplicitous fraud.
- (intransitive) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
From Middle English, from Old French paincter, itself from paint, the past participle paindre, from Latin pingÅ (“to paint") (perfect passive participle pictus).
- a Paint Horse
paint - Computer Definition
(1) In computer graphics, to "paint" the screen using a tablet stylus or mouse to simulate a paintbrush. See paint program.
(2) To transfer an image as in the phrase "the laser printer paints the image onto a photosensitive drum."
(3) To create a screen form by typing anywhere on screen. To "paint" the screen with text.