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Definition of PAINT

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Paint \Paint\ (p[=a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Painted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Painting}.] [OE. peinten, fr. F. peint, p. p. of peindre to paint, fr. L. pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. poiki`los many-colored, Skr. pi[,c] to adorn. Cf. {Depict}, {Picture}, {Pigment}, {Pint}.]
     1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc. [1913 Webster]

              Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. --2 Kings ix. 30. [1913 Webster]

     2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors. [1913 Webster]

              Not painted with the crimson spots of blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Cuckoo buds of yellow hue
              Do paint the meadows with delight.    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. 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; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape. [1913 Webster]

     4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict; as, to paint a political opponent as a traitor. [1913 Webster]

              Disloyal?
              The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              If folly grow romantic, I must paint it. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Paint \Paint\, v. t.
     1. To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well. [1913 Webster]

     2. To color one's face by way of beautifying it. [1913 Webster]

              Let her paint an inch thick.          --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Paint \Paint\, n.
     1.
        (a) A pigment or coloring substance.
        (b) The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum, or the like, for application to a surface. [1913 Webster]

     2. A cosmetic; rouge. --Praed.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

296 Moby Thesaurus words for "paint":
     Zanzibar copal, adorn, air brush, anime, apply, apply paint, array, art paper, base, bay, bayard, bead, beautify, bedaub, bedeck, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beribbon, besmear, bespangle, blazon, bring to life, brush, brush on paint, buckskin, calcimine, calico pony, camera lucida, camera obscura, canvas, carouse, cartoon, catch a likeness, chalk, character, characterize, charcoal, chart, chestnut, chromogen, clown white, coat, coat of paint, coating, cold cream, color, color filter, color gelatin, colorant, coloring, colors, compact, complexion, copal, copaline, copy, cosmetics, cover, crayon, crosshatch, dab, dandify, dapple-gray, dash off, daub, dead-color, deck, deck out, decorate, deep-dye, delineate, depict, describe, design, diagram, diamond, dip, distemper, dizen, doll up, doodle, double-dye, draft, draw, drawing paper, drawing pencil, dress, dress up, drier, drugstore complexion, dun, dye, dyestuff, easel, elemi, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enamel, engild, engrave, enrich, evoke, express, exterior paint, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, face, facing, fast-dye, feather, fig out, figure, filigree, film, fix up, fixative, flag, flat coat, flat wash, floor enamel, flounce, flower, foundation, foundation cream, fresco, fur, furbish, garland, garnish, gem, gild, gilding, gilt, give words to, glaze, gloss, grace, grain, gray, greasepaint, grizzle, ground, gussy up, hand cream, hand lotion, hatch, hit off, hue, illuminate, imbue, ingrain, interior paint, japan, jewel, lac, lacquer, lay figure, lay on color, limn, lip rouge, lipstick, live it up, make merry, make whoopee, makeup, map, mascara, maulstick, medium, mudpack, nail polish, notate, oil paints, oils, opaque color, ornament, outline, paint a picture, paintbrush, painted pony, palette, palette knife, parget, pastel, pellicle, pencil, picture, picturize, piebald, pigment, pigments, pinto, plume, portray, powder, powder puff, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, prime, prime coat, primer, priming, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, print, puff, radium paint, redecorate, redo, refurbish, register, render, represent, revel, revetment, ribbon, roan, rouge, rub, scale, schematize, scratch, scratchboard, scum, scumble, set forth, set off, set out, shade, shadow, shellac, show, siccative, sketch, sketchbook, sketchpad, skewbald, skin, slop on paint, smarten, smarten up, smear, sorrel, spangle, spatula, spray gun, spruce up, stain, stencil, step out, stipple, stump, surface, symbolize, take a rubbing, talcum, talcum powder, tempera, thinner, tinct, tinction, tincture, tinge, tinsel, tint, titivate, tone, trace, trace out, trace over, transparent color, trick out, trick up, trim, turpentine, turps, undercoat, undercoating, vanishing cream, vanity case, varnish, vehicle, veneer, war paint, wash, wash coat, whitewash, whoop it up, wreathe, write


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