- 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.
paint definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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: < the practice of painting the area in a contrasting colorBasketball, Informal free throw lane: with the
- paintable adjective
paint definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- See pinto.
- 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: From Middle English painten, to paint, from Old French peintier, from peint, past participle of peindre, from Latin pingere; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
- paintˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- paintˈa·ble adjective
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.
paint - Medical Definition
paint - Phrases/Idioms
paint the town (red)â
paint the town red