Paint v. t. [imp. & p. p. Painted; p. pr. & vb. n. Painting.]
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 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. Fig.: 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.
The word is too good to paint out her wickedness. --Shak.
If folly grow romantic, I must paint it. --Pope.
Syn: -- To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe.
Paint, v. t.
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.
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.
n 1: a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a
surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a
liquid); dries to form a hard coating
2: (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of
the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually
painted a different color from the rest of the court; "he
hit a jump shot from the top of the key"; "he dominates
play in the paint" [syn: key]
3: makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the
cheeks [syn: rouge, blusher]
v 1: make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He
painted a painting of the garden"
2: apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms
3: make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times"
4: apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil
Jezebel "painted her face" (2 Kings 9:30); and the practice of
painting the face and the eyes seems to have been common (Jer.
4:30; Ezek. 23:40). An allusion to this practice is found in the
name of Job's daughter (42:14) Kerenhappuch (q.v.). Paintings in
the modern sense of the word were unknown to the ancient Jews.