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Webster 1913 Edition


Paint

Paint

(pānt)
,
Verb.
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.
ποικίλοσ
many-colored, Skr.
piç
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.
Jezebel
painted
her face and tired her head.
2 Kings ix. 30.
2.
Fig.:
To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
Not
painted
with the crimson spots of blood.
Shakespeare
Cuckoo buds of yellow hue
Do
paint
the meadows with delight.
Shakespeare
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
.
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
.
Disloyal?
The word is too good to
paint
out her wickedness.
Shakespeare
If folly grow romantic, I must
paint
it.
Pope.
Syn. – To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe.

Paint

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To practice the art of painting;
as, the artist
paints
well
.
2.
To color one’s face by way of beautifying it.
Let her
paint
an inch thick.
Shakespeare

Paint

,
Noun.
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.
2.
A cosmetic; rouge.
Praed.

Webster 1828 Edition


Paint

PA'INT

,
Verb.
T.
[L. pingo,pictus.]
1.
To form a figure or likeness in colors; as, to paint a hero or a landscape.
2.
To cover or besmear with color or colors, either with or without figures; as, to paint a cloth; to paint a house.
3.
To represent by colors or images; to exhibit in form.
When folly romantic, we must paint it.
4.
To represent or exhibit to the mind; to present in form or likeness to the intellectual view; to describe.
Disloyal!
--The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.
5.
To color; to diversify with colors.
6.
To lay on artificial color for ornament.
Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. 2 Kings.9.

Definition 2022


Paint

Paint

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English

Noun

Paint (plural Paints)

  1. a Paint Horse

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Noun

paint (countable and uncountable, plural paints)

  1. 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.
  2. (in the plural) A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors/colours, used for painting pictures.
    • 2007, Jesse Guthrie, Catherine's Addiction (page 116)
      René went back into the kitchen and put a pot of coffee on, got out his paints and started on a new painting. He felt inspired.
  3. (basketball, slang) The free-throw lane, construed with the.
    The Nimrods are strong on the outside, but not very good in the paint.
    • year2013, “JV Dogs suffer first loss, 47-41”, in Martinez (California) News-Gazette:
      Early on it was the Bulldogs who were clearly the aggressors, playing hard in the paint and getting baskets with muscle more than with their shooting prowess.
    • 2016 April 20, “Hawks not giving Celtics anything in the paint”, in Comcast SportsNet New England:
      Isaiah Thomas is very clever, very crafty getting to the paint and finishing in the paint.
    • 2016 May 22, “Renewed defensive strategy has Raptors alive in conference finals”, in USA TODAY:
      In Game 3, they re-focused on protecting the paint and transition defense. The Cavs scored 106 points in the paint in the first two games and just 20 in Game 3.
  4. (uncountable, paintball, slang) Paintballs.
    I am running low on paint for my marker.
  5. (poker, slang) A face card (king, queen, or jack).
  6. (computing, attributive) Graphics drawn using an input device, not scanned or generated.
    • 1993, Emil Ihrig, CorelDRAW! 4 made easy
      It combines traditional paint capabilities with photograph enhancement features.
    • 1998, Kit Laybourne, The animation book: a complete guide to animated filmmaking
      Computer paint software operates similarly but adds features that are delightfully familiar and useful to artists trained in traditional graphics materials.
    • 2001, Maureen Sprankle, Problem Solving for Information Processing
      If using a paint package, you must specify the color before you draw the line or shape.
  7. Makeup.
    • 2012, Caleb Pirtle & Shelly Marshall, Other Voices, Other Towns: The Traveler's Story:
      They were as plain and homely as a table-top dancer when the rains had wiped the paint and powder from her face.

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paint (third-person singular simple present paints, present participle painting, simple past and past participle painted)

  1. (transitive) To apply paint to.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
      The half-dozen pieces [] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
  2. (transitive) To apply in the manner that paint is applied.
  3. (transitive) To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.
    • William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
      not painted with the crimson spots of blood
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      Cuckoo buds of yellow hue / Do paint the meadows with delight.
  4. (transitive) To create (an image) with paints.
    to paint a portrait or a landscape
  5. (intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures.
    I've been painting since I was a young child.
  6. (transitive, computing) To draw an element in a graphical user interface.
    • 1991, Ernest R Tello, Object-oriented Programming for Windows
      Sent to a minimized window when the icon's background must be filled before it is painted.
  7. (transitive, figuratively) To depict or portray.
    She sued the author of the biography, claiming it painted her as a duplicitous fraud.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      Disloyal? / The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Alexander Pope
      If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.
  8. (intransitive) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
  9. (transitive, military, slang) To direct a radar beam toward.

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  1. present participle of pair