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Definition of "paint" []

  • A liquid mixture, usually of a solid pigment in a liquid vehicle, used as a decorative or protective coating. (noun)
  • The thin dry film formed by such a mixture when applied to a surface. (noun)
  • The solid pigment before it is mixed with a vehicle. (noun)
  • A cosmetic, such as rouge, that is used to give color to the face; makeup. (noun)
  • See pinto. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paint" in a sentence
  • "There is no attempt at anything subtile or even delicate in the treatment, speaking from the point of view of a result achieved by paint on canvas, -- no texture, no difference of handling, no imitation; all is _paint_, admirably put on, for the effect across the room."
  • "Kristina: Ma I'm going to look at the paint but I'll meet you at the car Krystal: ok * By paint*"
  • "” with a rising inflection; parallel to these forms are sel (falling) “black paint, ” sel (rising) “paint it!"