Paint Definition

pānt
painted, painting, paints
noun
paints
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.
Webster's New World
The thin dry film formed by such a mixture when applied to a surface.
American Heritage
Dry pigment for such use.
Webster's New World
Coloring matter, as lipstick, blush, or eye shadow, used as a cosmetic.
Webster's New World
A dried coat of paint.
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verb
painted, painting, paints
To make (a picture, design, etc.) in colors applied to a surface.
Webster's New World
To depict or portray with paints.
To paint a landscape.
Webster's New World
To describe colorfully or vividly; depict in words.
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To use cosmetics.
Webster's New World
To cover or decorate with paint; color.
To paint a wall.
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idiom
paint the black
  • To throw a pitched ball over the edge of home plate for a strike.
American Heritage
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
Webster's New World
paint the town (red)
  • to go on a boisterous spree; carouse
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Other Word Forms of Paint

Noun

Singular:
paint
Plural:
paints

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Paint

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

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