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paint

noun

1 paint

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:
— Artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably.

synonym: pigment.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 556: painting; depicting; drawing etc. v.; design; perspective, sciagraphy, skiagraphy; chiaroscuro etc. (light) 420; composition; ... show more

Roget 223: covering, cover; baldachin, baldachino, baldaquin; canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri [Fr.], umbrella, parasol, sunshade; ... show more

Roget 428: color, hue, tint, tinge, dye, complexion, shade, tincture, cast, livery, coloration, glow, flush; tone, ... show more

Dutch: verf
Polish: farba, kolor



2 paint

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 dominates play in the paint.

synonym: key.

Dutch: tjet

3 paint

Makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks.

synonyms: blusher, rouge.

Polish: róż

verb

1 paint

Make a painting.

Roget 428: color, dye, tinge, stain, tint, tinct, paint, wash, ingrain, grain, illuminate, emblazon, bedizen, imbue; ... show more

Roget 554: represent, delineate; depict, depicture; portray; take a likeness, catch a likeness etc. n.; hit off, photograph, daguerreotype; snapshot; ... show more

Roget 556: paint, design, limn draw, sketch, pencil, scratch, shade, stipple, hatch, dash off, chalk out, square up; color, dead color, ... show more

Roget 847: ornament, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, bead, beautify, adonize.    smarten, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, ... show more

Roget 223: cover; superpose, superimpose; overlay, overspread; wrap etc. 225; encase, incase; face, case, veneer, ... show more

Dutch: schilderen

2 paint

Apply paint to; coat with paint.

3 paint

Make a painting of.

Dutch: schilderen

4 paint

Apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil.


Moby thesaurus: Zanzibar copal, adorn, air brush, anime, apply, apply paint, array, art paper, base, bay, bayard, bead, beautify, bedaub, bedeck, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beribbon, besmear ... show more.

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