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paint

paint

 
 
pronunciation:
peInt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
paint the town red
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a liquid mixture of material including coloring agents or pigments, used to cover the surface of something.
 
synonyms:
color
similar words:
coat, enamel, glaze, lacquer, pigment, primer, shade, shellac, stain, undercoat, wash, whitewash
definition 2: such material after it has dried on the surface.
synonyms:
color
similar words:
coat, enamel, lacquer, pigment, primer, shade, shellac, stain, undercoat, wash, whitewash
definition 3: coloring material specifically used in the art of painting pictures.
 
synonyms:
color
similar words:
glaze, gouache, pigment, primer, shade, stain, wash
definition 4: coloring material such as lipstick, applied to the face; cosmetics.
synonyms:
cosmetic
similar words:
lipstick, rouge
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: painted, painting, paints
definition 1: to apply paint to the surface of.
synonyms:
color
similar words:
brush, daub, enamel, pigment, prime, smear, sponge, stain
definition 2: to represent in patterns of color, as on a canvas or wall.
 
similar words:
delineate, depict, draw, picture, pigment, portray, render, represent, sketch
definition 3: to depict in words.
synonyms:
depict, portray, represent
similar words:
characterize, describe, draw, illustrate, image, outline, picture, render, sketch
definition 4: to apply to or cover, as with a medicine.
similar words:
apply, coat, dab, daub, smear, sponge, swab
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cover the surface of something with paint.
similar words:
daub, smear
definition 2: to practice the art of painting.
similar words:
daub, draw, sketch
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phrase: paint the town red
derivation: paintless (adj.)
Word Builder: paint +
  • paintbrush:
    a brush used for painting.
  • painter:
    a person who paints.
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