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

  • n. A liquid mixture, usually of a solid pigment in a liquid vehicle, used as a decorative or protective coating.
  • n. The thin dry film formed by such a mixture when applied to a surface.
  • n. The solid pigment before it is mixed with a vehicle.
  • n. A cosmetic, such as rouge, that is used to give color to the face; makeup.
  • n. See pinto.
  • transitive v. To make (a picture) with paints.
  • transitive v. To represent in a picture with paints.
  • transitive v. To depict vividly in words.
  • transitive v. To coat or decorate with paint: paint a house.
  • transitive v. To apply cosmetics to.
  • transitive v. To apply medicine to; swab: paint a wound.
  • transitive v. To shine a laser beam on, especially in order to designate a target for laser-guided munitions.
  • intransitive v. To practice the art of painting pictures.
  • intransitive v. To cover something with paint.
  • intransitive v. To apply cosmetics to oneself: "Let her paint an inch thick, to this favor she must come” ( Shakespeare).
  • intransitive v. To serve as a surface to be coated with paint: These nonporous surfaces paint badly with a brush.
  • idiom paint the town red Slang To go on a spree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors/colours, used for painting pictures.
  • n. The free-throw lane, construed with the.
  • n. Paintballs.
  • n. A face card (king, queen, or jack).
  • n. Graphics drawn using an input device, not scanned or generated.
  • v. To apply paint to.
  • v. To apply in the manner that paint is applied.
  • v. To create an image with paints.
  • v. To practise the art of painting pictures.
  • v. To draw an element in a graphical user interface.
  • v. To depict or portray.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. A pigment or coloring substance.
  • n. The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum, or the like, for application to a surface.
  • n. A cosmetic; rouge.
  • transitive v. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to
  • transitive v. To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
  • transitive v. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints.
  • transitive v. To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict.
  • transitive v. To practice the art of painting.
  • transitive v. To color one's face by way of beautifying it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To coat or cover with a color or colors; color or cover with a paint or pigment.
  • To depict or delineate in colors or paints of any kind, usually on a prepared surface; represent in colors; represent in a picture: as, to paint a landscape or a portrait; to paint a battlescene; also, to execute in colors: as, to paint a picture.
  • Figuratively, to delineate, depict, or describe in words; present vividly to the mind's eye; set forth or represent as in a picture: formerly with out: as, to paint the joys of heaven.
  • To color, deck, decorate, or diversify; ornament; adorn.
  • To erase or blot out by covering with pigments: as, to paint out an unsatisfactory picture.
  • To practise painting; use pigments in depicting faces, scenes, etc.
  • To lay artificial color on the face, usually with the view of beautifying it; hence, to blush.
  • To indulge in strong drink; drink.
  • To counterfeit; disguise.
  • n. A substance used in painting, composed of a dry coloring material intimately mixed with a liquid vehicle.
  • n. Color laid on the face; rouge.
  • n. In rubber-manuf., any substance fixed with caoutchouc in the process of manufacture, for the purpose of hardening it. Various materials are employed, such as whiting, plaster of Paris, sulphate of zinc, lampblack, pitch, etc.
  • n. The yellow Indian paint, Hydrastis Canadensis, the yellow puccoon, or yellowroot.
  • n. An abbreviation of painting.

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

  • n. a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
  • v. apply paint to; coat with paint
  • n. makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
  • v. make a painting
  • n. (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
  • v. make a painting of
  • v. apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil


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

From Middle English painten, to paint, from Old French peintier, from peint, past participle of peindre, from Latin pingere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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



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