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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. A coloring substance or pigment; rouge.
  20. To color: to represent in colors: to describe.
  21. To practice painting: to lay colors on the face.
  22. A coloring substance.
  23. To color; depict in colors.
  24. To practise painting.
  25. To apply paint to; color; make ( a picture or pictures) in colors.
  26. A coloring substance to be applied to any surface.
  27. A substance used in painting; rouge.
  28. To form a likeness in colours; to cover or besmear with colour; to represent by colours or images; to picture or describe.
  29. To practise painting; to lay colours on the face.
  30. A colouring substance; a pigment.
  31. 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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Antonyms for paint

bleach, decolorize, whiten, wash out, fade, snow, blanch.

Quotes of paint

  1. It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint – Aime Cesaire
  2. I paint what I see, not what a camera would see. – John Dyer
  3. We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked, or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it, in terms of paint the subject matter, the size, the drawing. – Helen Frankenthaler
  4. I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world -to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye. – Morris Graves
  5. I think you have to control the materials to an extent, but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves; like the natural power of gravity, if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips; there is no reason to fight that. – Keith Haring
  6. I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance. – Jerry Harrison
  7. I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. – Frida Kahlo
  8. I also had this artist friend who'd paint butterflies and things like that on my head. – Persis Khambatta
  9. The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen. – Paul Klee
  10. Nobody taught Picasso how to paint he learned for himself. And nobody can teach you to be a producer. You can learn the mechanics, but you can't learn what's right about a script or a director or an actor. That comes from instinct and intuition. It comes from inside you. – Dino De Laurentiis
  11. Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint – Richard Linklater
  12. People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography. – Robert Mapplethorpe
  13. I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none. – Olivier Messiaen
  14. If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. – Norman Vincent Peale
  15. Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Usage examples for paint

  1. Do you believe what you paint – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. Got odd jobs from time to time in paint shops. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  3. 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
  4. It would have been better to paint a picture of it. – Life On The Mississippi, Part 1. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  5. But Maryllia Vancourt needs no paint she can afford to be natural. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  6. " It needs paint here and there," says I. " I know," says Vee. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  7. " It's all true, Electra, as true as it was; but I've got to paint – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  8. She seemed to refer the point to him for his judgment, but he answered wide of it: " I came up here to paint your mountain, if you don't mind, Mrs. Durgin- Lion's Head, I mean." – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  9. In other words, we should expect him to paint for us beautiful word pictures. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  10. He went out early this morning with his paint things, and has not returned. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  11. I shouldn't have left the paint where you could get it. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  12. But not this time, thank you; I would rather paint – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  13. She wanted to force him to keep his promise- to paint her portrait immediately. – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  14. If I had put my foot on your new paint my lord, I should have been to blame; but I vaulted clean over, and touched nothing more than if the gate had been opened to me. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  15. You can't come to paint Miss Maybough with me. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  16. Some people take light from your day; others add to its light and paint in wonderful shadows. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  17. The fellow could have learned to paint – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. They'll give us some food, even if they do want to paint us. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates