I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French paint, peint, past participle of peindre, from Latin pingere to tattoo, embroider, paint; akin to Old English fāh variegated, Greek poikilos variegated, pikros sharp, bitter Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. (1) to apply color, pigment, or paint to (2) to color with a cosmetic b. (1) to apply with a movement resembling that used in painting (2) to treat with a liquid by brushing or swabbing <
paint the wound with iodine
2. a. (1) to produce in lines and colors on a surface by applying pigments (2) to depict by such lines and colors b. to decorate, adorn, or variegate by applying lines and colors c. to produce or evoke as if by painting <
paints glowing pictures of the farm
3. to touch up or cover over by or as if by painting 4. to depict as having specified or implied characteristics <
paints them whiter than the evidence justifies — Oliver La Farge
intransitive verb 1. to practice the art of painting 2. to use cosmetics II. noun Date: 1602 1. the action of painting ; something produced by painting 2. makeup; especially a cosmetic to add color 3. a. (1) a mixture of a pigment and a suitable liquid to form a closely adherent coating when spread on a surface in a thin coat (2) the pigment used in this mixture especially when in the form of a cake <
a box of paints
b. an applied coating of paint 4. a powerful muscular pinto having quarter horse or Thoroughbred ancestry; broadly pinto — called also paint horse 5. free throw lane 6. computer-generated color design <
a paint program

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Paint — (p[=a]nt), v. 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. poiki los many colored, Skr. pi[,c] to adorn. Cf. {Depict}, {Picture}, {Pigment}, {Pint} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paint — [pānt] vt. [ME peinten < OFr peint, pp. of peindre < L pingere, to paint, embroider < IE base * peig , to mark by scratching or coloring > Gr pikros, sharp, OE fah, stained] 1. a) to make (a picture, design, etc.) in colors applied to …   English World dictionary

  • paint — ► NOUN 1) a coloured substance which is spread over a surface to give a thin decorative or protective coating. 2) dated cosmetic make up. ► VERB 1) apply paint to. 2) apply (a liquid) to a surface with a brush. 3) depict or produce with paint. 4) …   English terms dictionary

  • Paint — bezeichnet: Microsoft Paint, Grafikbearbeitungssoftware Paint.NET, kostenlose Bildbearbeitungssoftware Paint Horse, eine Pferderasse Paint (Pennsylvania), Stadt in Pennsylvania Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paint — Paint, v. t. 1. To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well. [1913 Webster] 2. To color one s face by way of beautifying it. [1913 Webster] Let her paint an inch thick. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paint — Paint, PA U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 1103 Housing Units (2000): 432 Land area (2000): 0.349878 sq. miles (0.906180 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.349878 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Paint — Paint, n. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A cosmetic; rouge. Praed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paint — [peint] der; s, s <aus engl. paint »Farbe«> ein geschecktes ↑Quarterhorse, in den USA in Reinzucht gezüchtete eigenständige Pferderasse …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • paint — [n] tinted covering acrylic, chroma, color, coloring, cosmetic, dye, emulsion, enamel, flat, gloss, greasepaint, latex, makeup, oil, overlay, pigment, rouge, stain, tempera, varnish, veneer, wax; concepts 467,475 paint [v] apply colored tint,… …   New thesaurus

  • paint — index delineate, describe, portray Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Paint — For other uses, see Paint (disambiguation). Paints redirects here. For the baseball team, see Chillicothe Paints. Dried green paint Paint is any liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition which after application to a substrate in a thin layer is… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”