Paint

Definition of Paint

Pronunciation: pānt
v. t.1.To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Painted; p. pr. & vb. n. Painting.]
Jezebel painted her face and tired her head.
- 2 Kings ix. 30.
2.To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
Not painted with the crimson spots of blood.
- Shak.
Cuckoo buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight.
- Shak.
3.To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.
4.To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict; as, to paint a political opponent as a traitor.
Disloyal?
The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.
- Shak.
If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.
- Pope.
1.To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.
2.To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
Let her paint an inch thick.
- Shak.
n.1.A pigment or coloring substance.
2.A cosmetic; rouge.

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