• WordNet 3.6
    • v paint apply paint to; coat with paint "We painted the rooms yellow"
    • v paint apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil
    • v paint make a painting of "He painted his mistress many times"
    • v paint make a painting "he painted all day in the garden","He painted a painting of the garden"
    • n 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"
    • n paint makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
    • n 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 hit a jump shot from the top of the key","he dominates play in the paint"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Painted by Jennie Harbour Painted by Jennie Harbour
Building a small boat at Jamestown about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Building a small boat at Jamestown about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
Making pottery at Jamestown, about 1625-40. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Making pottery at Jamestown, about 1625-40. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
Harvesting tobacco at Jamestown, about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Harvesting tobacco at Jamestown, about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the U.S., 75% of the pencils sold are painted yellow
    • Paint A cosmetic; rouge.
    • Paint A pigment or coloring substance.
    • Paint The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum, or the like, for application to a surface.
    • Paint To color one's face by way of beautifying it. "Let her paint an inch thick."
    • Paint To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors. "Not painted with the crimson spots of blood.""Cuckoo buds of yellow hue
      Do paint the meadows with delight."
    • Paint 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."
    • Paint 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.
    • Paint To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.
    • Paint 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. "Disloyal?
      The word is too good to paint out her wickedness."
      "If folly grow romantic, I must paint it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women's feet.
    • paint To coat or cover with a color or colors; color or cover with a paint or pigment.
    • paint To depict or delineate in colors or paints of any kind, usually on a prepared surface; represent in colors; represent in a picture: as, to paint a landscape or a portrait; to paint a battlescene; also, to execute in colors: as, to paint a picture.
    • paint Figuratively, to delineate, depict, or describe in words; present vividly to the mind's eye; set forth or represent as in a picture: formerly with out: as, to paint the joys of heaven.
    • paint To color, deck, decorate, or diversify; ornament; adorn.
    • paint To erase or blot out by covering with pigments: as, to paint out an unsatisfactory picture.
    • paint To practise painting; use pigments in depicting faces, scenes, etc.
    • paint To lay artificial color on the face, usually with the view of beautifying it; hence, to blush.
    • paint To indulge in strong drink; drink.
    • paint To counterfeit; disguise.
    • n paint A substance used in painting, composed of a dry coloring material intimately mixed with a liquid vehicle. It differs from a dye in that it is not designed to sink into the substance to which it is applied, but to form a superficial coating. The term pigment is sometimes restricted to the dry coloring material of which a paint is made.
    • n paint Color laid on the face; rouge.
    • n paint In rubber-manuf., any substance fixed with caoutchouc in the process of manufacture, for the purpose of hardening it. Various materials are employed, such as whiting, plaster of Paris, sulphate of zinc, lampblack, pitch, etc.
    • n paint The yellow Indian paint, Hydrastis Canadensis, the yellow puccoon, or yellowroot.
    • n paint An abbreviation of painting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Michelangelo painted only one easel picture.
    • v.t Paint pānt to cover over with colour: to represent in a coloured picture: to describe in words: to adorn
    • v.i Paint to practise painting: to lay colours on the face, to blush:
    • n Paint a colouring substance: anything fixed with caoutchouc to harden it
    • v.i Paint (slang) to tipple
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  • Grandma Moses
    Grandma Moses
    “If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
    “Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.”
  • Honore De Balzac
    “If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “Sunlight is painting.”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.”
  • Simonides
    “Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting.”


Paint the town red - If you go out for a night out with lots of fun and drinking, you paint the town red.
Paint yourself into a corner - (USA) If someone paints themselves into a corner, they get themselves into a mess.
Painted Jezebel - A painted Jezebel is a scheming woman.
Watching paint dry - If something is like watching paint dry, it is really boring.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. peinten, fr. F. peint, p. p. of peindre, to paint, fr. L. pingere, pictum,; cf. Gr. poiki`los many-colored, Skr. piç, to adorn. Cf. Depict Picture Pigment Pint


In literature:

They are painted in various colors like toy boats.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
But his forte was painting fish and game, dead and alive.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
It was not until 1772 that any sculptor was permitted to paint or gild for profit, nor was any painter allowed to model.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
This work was painted out and painted in again many times by Mariotto before he could bring it to completion.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
After this, he painted two other little chapels in fresco in the Church of S. Rocco a Ripa.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
Simon saw a narrow face with huge, staring blue eyes painted with such bright paint they looked like sapphires.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Remove loose or heavy accumulations of paint from existing woodwork before painting.
"The Fairfax County Courthouse" by Ross D. Netherton
The location card or name card may be very beautifully painted.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
A little gray paint placed on this model will greatly improve its appearance.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Leonardo, during his stay at Florence, painted the portrait of Ginevra Benci, the reigning beauty of her time.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various

In poetry:

Once his people saw him painting
Red his sides and red his breast,
Said: "His soul for fight is fainting,
War-paint suits the hero best;"
"Legend Of The Canadian Robin" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
A woman's love to His is faint;
No brother cleaves as close as He;
No seraph words could ever paint
The love this Friend now bears to me.
"Friendship" by Joseph Horatio Chant
But none shall more regretful leave
These waters and these hills than I
Or, distant, fonder dream how eve
Or dawn is painting wave and sky;
"Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Come the timid evening breezes,
Sighing through the Summer leaves,
Transient as thought's pencil-paintings,
Sweet as weft that fancy weaves.
"In The Twilight" by Madge Morris Wagner
My brother too—was Lord de Vere:
I know not how to paint more clear.
Of sire uncared—caressed of mother,
He was—he was—my elder brother!
"Percy Vere, The Peer's Story - Part I - My Home" by Ernest Jones
For erst the rose was stainless snow,
Till love in her bosom stealing,
Painted her brow with a crimson glow,
The flame of her passion revealing.
"Love And Song" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Mathew Rice, left, and his father Ken Rice, of Payless Painting, on Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010, show the metallic copper ceiling at a home they painted for an Alamo, Calif, client.
"I just found so much joy painting the paintings in this show.".
Bobs Painting Offers Professional Commercial and Industrial Painting Services in Albuquerque NM.
Bob's Painting proudly announces that it offers professional commercial and industrial painting services throughout the entire Albuquerque area.
The Lion has not been painted in a year and was quite a task with re-pointing of the brick needed after scraping the paint.
People come to paint a particular painting and receive help from an artist instructor.
Little Paisley Murphy and mom Chelsea Murphy paint ceramics from Spots Pots Mobile Pottery, which brings ready-to-paint ceramics to schools, at-home parties and other organizations.
THURSDAY 3.31 ART ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6:30-8:30 pm Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home 16 years and older.
The owner of the Breakfast Klub in downtown Houston has hired an artist to fix a mural of President Barack Obama after a vandal painted over the president's eye with red paint.
Dürr has built paint shops for its customer Shanghai General Motors (SGM) at locations in Shanghai and Yantai, as well as one paint shop in Shenyang.
Find out how to Paint It Yourself as Johnny Hunkins 1968 Chevy Nova project car gets painted at Outlaw Motorsports, with supplies from YearOne and Eastwood.
Firstly we have been painting beehives for many years and despite opinions bees will cope with most paints as long as you only paint the outside.
Since 2003, **Inside-Out Painting Service** has been providing complete residential, commercial and multi-family painting services for property owners in Lawrence, Kansas and the surrounding area.
Don't let milk paint drip on itself (don't hold paint container over painted surface).
Reward your family with the gift of quality and personal service with a professional paint job by Dinome Painting Inc. DiNome Painting Inc is a family-owned and operated company serving the East End with outstanding service for over 29 years.

In science:

It is frequently used in computer graphics to “paint” textures on surfaces, and can also be used for image compression, where the whole texture can be recreated from a small sample.
Texture synthesis and nonparametric resampling of random fields
The perimeter sides – except the top one – were painted with white re flecting paint.
Performance Studies of Prototype II for the CASTOR forward Calorimeter at the CMS Experiment
On the top of Fig. 2, we have depicted rule 30 with each transition illustrated by three adjacent squares representing the different preimages of f and on the bottom, their image by f . A 0 (resp. 1) is painted white (resp. black).
Pseudo-random Sequences Generated by Cellular Automata
Forgetting the painting of trees provides a map Jl → Kl and we denote by UJl the pull back of the universal curve Ul → Kl by this map.
Open strings, Lagrangian conductors and Floer functor
For every (s, z ) ∈ ∂ Jl and every irreducible component ∆z of Dz corresponding to a painted (resp. unpainted) metric subtree of (s, z ), the restriction of J H to ∆z coincides with the restriction of J ˜L (resp. J ˜L(cid:48) ) to ∆z .
Open strings, Lagrangian conductors and Floer functor