Paint Paint (p[=a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Painted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Painting}.] [OE. peinten, fr. F. peint, p. p. of peindre to paint, fr. L. pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. poiki`los many-colored, Skr. pi[,c] to adorn. Cf. {Depict}, {Picture}, {Pigment}, {Pint}.] 1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc. [1913 Webster]

Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. --2 Kings ix. 30. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors. [1913 Webster]

Not painted with the crimson spots of blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Cuckoo buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

4. Fig.: 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. [1913 Webster]

Disloyal? The word is too good to paint out her wickedness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If folly grow romantic, I must paint it. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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