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.
2. A cosmetic; rouge. Praed.
Paint (pānt), 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. piç to adorn.
Cf. Depict, Picture, Pigment, Pint.]
1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint
to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
Jezebel painted her face and tired her
head. 2 Kings ix. 30.
2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn
or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
Not painted with the crimson spots of
Cuckoo buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight.
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. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind;
to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict.
The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.
If folly grow romantic, I must paint
Syn. -- To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate;
sketch; draw; describe.
Paint, v. t. 1. To
practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints
2. To color one's face by way of beautifying
Let her paint an inch thick.