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Definitions of paint

  1. makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
  2. make a painting; " he painted all day in the garden"; " He painted a painting of the garden"
  3. 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
  4. apply paint to; coat with paint; " We painted the rooms yellow"
  5. apply a liquid to; e. g., paint the gutters with linseed oil
  6. make a painting of; " He painted his mistress many times"
  7. ( 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; " he hit a jump shot from the top of the key"; " he dominates play in the paint"
  8. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
  9. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
  10. 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.
  11. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict.
  12. To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.
  13. To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
  14. A pigment or coloring substance.
  15. The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum, or the like, for application to a surface.
  16. A cosmetic; rouge.
  17. To portray in colors; as, to paint a portrait; to describe; as, to paint the joys of heaven; coat or cover with color; as, to paint a house.
  18. To practice the art of making pictures with color; to use artificial color on the face.
  19. To color: to represent in colors: to describe.
  20. To practice painting: to lay colors on the face.
  21. A coloring substance.
  22. To color; depict in colors.
  23. To practise painting.
  24. To apply paint to; color; make ( a picture or pictures) in colors.
  25. A coloring substance to be applied to any surface.
  26. A substance used in painting; rouge.
  27. To form a likeness in colours; to cover or besmear with colour; to represent by colours or images; to picture or describe.
  28. To practise painting; to lay colours on the face.
  29. A colouring substance; a pigment.
  30. To represent by colours or images; to cover with a colour or colours; to represent to the mind; to describe; to lay colours on the face.
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Usage examples for paint

  1. She wanted to force him to keep his promise- to paint her portrait immediately. – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  2. " It's all true, Electra, as true as it was; but I've got to paint. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  3. Some people take light from your day; others add to its light and paint in wonderful shadows. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  4. But not this time, thank you; I would rather paint. – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  5. The great artist mixed his paint with brains, and the universal elements in a living body are mixed with something that science cannot disclose. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  6. But Maryllia Vancourt needs no paint,- she can afford to be natural. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  7. The fellow could have learned to paint. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  8. Perhaps it seemed to you that the cold, snow- covered earth could never be so interesting to paint. – Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) by Hugo B. Froehlich Bonnie E. Snow
  9. They'll give us some food, even if they do want to paint us. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  10. In other words, we should expect him to paint for us beautiful word pictures. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  11. It would have been better to paint a picture of it. – Life On The Mississippi, Part 1. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  12. " It needs paint here and there," says I. " I know," says Vee. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  13. I passed some of the Lanchesters on my way down- going up, as fresh as paint after three weeks' rest- what's left of them. – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. Got odd jobs from time to time in paint shops. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  15. He went out early this morning with his paint- things, and has not returned. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  16. Do you believe what you paint? – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
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