synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of paint in English

English Online Dictionary. What means paint‎? What does paint mean?

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).

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

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

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.
  5. (transitive) To create (an image) with paints.
  6. (intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures.
  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 or aviation, slang) To detect (something) with radar.
  • picture
  • “paint”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
  • “paint”, in The Century Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
  • “paint”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
  • Atnip, NAITP, inapt, inpat, nip at, patin, pinta, tap in, tap-in


  1. gerund of pair

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