paint

paint

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English

Etymology

From Middle English peynten, from Old French peintier, paincter, itself from paint, the past participle of paindre, from Latin pingō (to paint) (perfect passive participle pictus). Displaced native Old English tēafor (paint) and *tīefran (to paint).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /peɪnt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪnt

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.
  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. (uncountable) Makeup.
  8. (uncountable, slang) Tattoo work.
    Synonym: ink
  9. (dated) Any substance fixed with latex to harden it.
  10. The appearance of an object on a radar screen.
    • 1973, International Conference on Radar--Present and Future, 23-25 October, 1973 (page 203)
      Smaller target paints would also be preferred to those displayed on the existing DFTI.

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References

  • Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. →ISBN

Verb

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

  1. (transitive) To apply paint to.
  2. (transitive) To apply in the manner that paint is applied.
  3. (transitive, medicine) To apply with a brush in order to treat some body part.
  4. (transitive) To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.
    • c. 1590s, William Shakespeare, Spring (poem)
      Cuckoo buds of yellow hue / Do paint the meadows with delight.
  5. (transitive) To create (an image) with paints.
    to paint a portrait or a landscape
  6. (intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures.
    I've been painting since I was a young child.
  7. (transitive, graphical user interface) To draw an element in a graphical user interface.
  8. (transitive, figuratively) To depict or portray.
  9. (intransitive) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
  10. (transitive, military, slang) To direct a radar beam toward.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • picture

Translations

Further reading

  • paint in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • paint in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • paint at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Atnip, NAITP, inapt, inpat, nip at, patin, pinta, tap in, tap-in

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Verb

paint

  1. present participle of pair

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