paint meaning

EN[peɪnt] [-eɪnt]
  • Paint is any liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film. It is most commonly used to protect, color, or provide texture to objects.
EN Paint

    Definition of paint in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpaints
    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.
      1. (in the plural) A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors/colours, used for painting pictures.
        1. (basketball) SLA The free-throw lane, construed with the.
          1. The Nimrods are strong on the outside, but not very good in the paint.
        2. NU (paintball, slang) Paintballs.
          1. I am running low on paint for my marker.
        3. (poker) SLA A face card (king, queen, or jack).
          1. (computing, attributive) Graphics drawn using an input device, not scanned or generated.
            1. Makeup.
              1. They were as plain and homely as a table-top dancer when the rains had wiped the paint and powder from her face.
          2. VerbSGpaintsPRpaintingPT, PPpainted
            1. VT To apply paint to.
              1. 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. VT To apply in the manner that paint is applied.
              1. VT To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.
                1. VT To create (an image) with paints.
                  1. to paint a portrait or a landscape
                2. VI To practise the art of painting pictures.
                  1. I've been painting since I was a young child.
                3. VT (computing) To draw an element in a graphical user interface.
                  1. VT (figuratively) To depict or portray.
                    1. She sued the author of the biography, claiming it painted her as a duplicitous fraud. ‎
                  2. VI To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
                    1. VT (military, slang) To direct a radar beam toward.
                    2. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.
                        • He casually prescribed throat paint and some antibiotic drugs.
                        • Origin (...) have used the canvas of a Doom-like first-person 3-D engine to paint a master work of their own in this comic-book action game.
                      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • The canvas was covered by seemingly careless splats of paint.
                        • They gave her room, all right, especially if her medium happened to be water color, as Judy was a grand splasher and spared neither water nor paint.
                        • They defaced the garden fence with splatterings of paint.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                          • Singularia tantum
                            • Uncountable nouns
                          • Verbs
                            • Intransitive verbs
                              • Transitive verbs
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                            Source: Wiktionary

                            Meaning of paint for the defined word.

                            Grammatically, this word "paint" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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