- 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.
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.