from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An atomizer using compressed air to spray a liquid, such as paint, on a surface.
  • transitive v. To spray with an airbrush.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A miniature, handheld paint sprayer, powered by compressed air or other gas, used for delicate, artistic painting, or sometimes retouching of photographs.
  • v. To paint using an airbrush.
  • v. To touch up or enhance a photograph, often with intent to mislead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of atomizer for applying liquid coloring matter, such as paint, in a spray by compressed air.
  • transitive v.
  • transitive v. to paint with an airbrush.
  • transitive v. to alter or remove by use of an airbrush.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A peculiar kind of atomizer invented by Walkup, used by lithographers and artists for the distribution of color in minute quantities over a paper surface.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an atomizer to spray paint by means of compressed air
  • v. paint with an airbrush


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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