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Paint meaning

paint - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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"
  2. 2. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
  3. 3. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict.
  6. 6. To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.
  7. 7. To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
  8. 8. A pigment or coloring substance.
  9. 9. The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum, or the like, for application to a surface.
  10. 10. A cosmetic; rouge.
  11. 11. To color; depict in colors.
  12. 12. To practise painting.

paint - examples of usage

  1. As often as not, my father wasn't in bed three nights out of the seven, but always fresh as paint in the morning. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. I had to go to work at his picture again, and to paint him entirely different. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. All their war paint on! - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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