Paint meaning

pānt
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.

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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.

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A Paint horse.
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The face cards in a deck of cards.

I haven't seen any paint for the last ten hands.

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The free throw lane.
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To make (a picture) with paints.
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To coat or decorate with paint.

Paint a house.

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To apply cosmetics to.
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To apply medicine to; swab.

Paint a wound.

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To shine a laser beam on, especially in order to designate a target for laser-guided munitions.
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To practice the art of painting pictures.
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To cover something with paint.
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To apply cosmetics to oneself.
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To serve as a surface to be coated with paint.

These nonporous surfaces paint badly with a brush.

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To describe colorfully or vividly; depict in words.
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To cover or decorate with paint; color.

To paint a wall.

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To apply cosmetics to; adorn; beautify.
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To practice the art of painting pictures.
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To use cosmetics.
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A dried coat of paint.
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(1) In computer graphics, to "paint" the screen using a tablet stylus or mouse to simulate a paintbrush. See paint program.
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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.
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(in the plural) A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors/colours, used for painting pictures.
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(basketball, slang) The free-throw lane, construed with the.

The Nimrods are strong on the outside, but not very good in the paint.

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(uncountable, paintball, slang) Paintballs.

I am running low on paint for my marker.

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(poker, slang) A face card (king, queen, or jack).
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(computing) Graphics drawn using an input device, not scanned or generated.
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To apply paint to.
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To apply in the manner that paint is applied.
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To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.
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To create (an image) with paints.

To paint a portrait or a landscape.

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(intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures.

I've been painting since I was a young child.

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(computing) To draw an element in a graphical user interface.
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(figuratively) To depict or portray.

She sued the author of the biography, claiming it painted her as a duplicitous fraud.

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(intransitive) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
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A Paint Horse.
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A cosmetic, such as rouge, that is used to give color to the face; makeup.
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paint the black
  • To throw a pitched ball over the edge of home plate for a strike.
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paint the town red
  • To go on a spree.
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paint out
  • To cover up with or as with a coat of paint.
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paint the town (red)
  • To go on a boisterous spree; carouse.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of paint

  • From Middle English painten to paint from Old French peintier from peint past participle of peindre from Latin pingere peig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French paincter, itself from paint, the past participle paindre, from Latin pingō (“to paint") (perfect passive participle pictus).

    From Wiktionary