paint
Pronunciation Noun

paint

  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.
  3. (basketball, slang) The free-throw lane, construed with the.
    The Nimrods are strong on the outside, but not very good in the paint.
  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.
  7. Makeup.
  8. (dated) Any substance fixed with latex to harden it.
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  • Russian: кра́ски
Verb

paint (paints, present participle painting; past and past participle painted)

  1. (transitive) To apply paint to.
  2. (transitive) To apply in the manner that paint is applied.
  3. (transitive) To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene ii]:
      not painted with the crimson spots of blood
    • c. 1590s, William Shakespeare, Spring (poem)
      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.
  7. (transitive, figuratively) To depict or portray.
    She sued the author of the biography, claiming it painted her as a duplicitous fraud.
    • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
      Disloyal? / The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.
    • 1735, Alexander Pope, Epistle to a Lady:
      If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.
  8. (intransitive) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene i]:
      Let her paint an inch thick.
  9. (transitive, military, slang) To direct a radar beam toward.
    "We'll paint the target for the flyboys," the JTAC said.
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Paint
Noun

paint (plural paints)

  1. a Paint Horse



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