Paint

Noun

  • Makeup.
  • (basketball, slang) The free-throw lane, construed with the.

    "The Nimrods are strong on the outside, but not very good in the paint."

  • (computing, attributive) Graphics drawn using an input device, not scanned or generated.
  • (in the plural) A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors/colours, used for painting pictures.
  • (poker, slang) A face card (king, queen, or jack).
  • 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.
  • (uncountable, paintball, slang) Paintballs.

    "I am running low on paint for my marker."

Verb

  • (transitive) To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.
  • (transitive, computing) To draw an element in a graphical user interface.
  • (transitive, military, slang) To direct a radar beam toward.
  • (transitive) To apply in the manner that paint is applied.
  • (intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures.

    "I've been painting since I was a young child."

  • (intransitive) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
  • (transitive) To apply paint to.
  • (transitive) To create (an image) with paints.

    "to paint a portrait or a landscape"

  • (transitive, figuratively) To depict or portray.

    "She sued the author of the biography, claiming it painted her as a duplicitous fraud."

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