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(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)   Makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
(3)   (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"


(4)   Apply paint to; coat with paint
"We painted the rooms yellow"
(5)   Apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil
(6)   Make a painting of
"He painted his mistress many times"
(7)   Make a painting
"He painted all day in the garden"
"He painted a painting of the garden"


  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.
  2. A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors/colours, used for painting pictures.
  3. The free-throw lane, construed with the.
    The Nimrods are strong on the outside, but not very good in the paint.
  4. Paintballs.
    I am running low on paint for my marker.
  5. A face card (king, queen, or jack).
  6. Graphics drawn using an input device, not scanned or generated.
    • 1993, Emil Ihrig, CorelDRAW! 4 made easy
      It combines traditional paint capabilities with photograph enhancement features.
    • 1998, Kit Laybourne, The animation book: a complete guide to animated filmmaking
      Computer paint software operates similarly but adds features that are delightfully familiar and useful to artists trained in traditional graphics materials.
    • 2001, Maureen Sprankle, Problem Solving for Information Processing
      If using a paint package, you must specify the color before you draw the line or shape.


  1. To apply paint to
  2. To apply in the manner that paint is applied
  3. To create an image with paints
  4. To practise the art of painting pictures
  5. To draw an element in a graphical user interface.
    • 1991, Ernest R Tello, Object-oriented Programming for Windows
      Sent to a minimized window when the icon's background must be filled before it is painted.
  6. (figurative) To depict or portray.