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PAINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paint mean? 

PAINT (noun)
  The noun PAINT has 3 senses:

1. 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
2. (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
3. makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks

  Familiarity information: PAINT used as a noun is uncommon.


PAINT (verb)
  The verb PAINT has 4 senses:

1. make a painting
2. apply paint to; coat with paint
3. make a painting of
4. apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil

  Familiarity information: PAINT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAINT (noun)


Sense 1paint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("paint" is a kind of...):

coat; coating (a thin layer covering something)

color; coloring material; colour; colouring material (any material used for its color)

Meronyms (substance of "paint"):

pigment (dry coloring matter (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "paint"):

acrylic; acrylic paint (used especially by artists)

water-base paint (paint in which water is used as the vehicle)

varnish (paint that provides a hard glossy transparent coating)

spray paint (paint applied with a spray gun)

semigloss (a paint that dries with a finish between glossy and flat)

oil paint (paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle)

house paint; housepaint (paint used to cover the exterior woodwork of a house)

finger paint; fingerpaint (paint that has the consistency of jelly)

encaustic (a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax; it is fixed with heat after application)

enamel (a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish)

distemper (paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder)

coat of paint (a layer of paint covering something else)


Sense 2paint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

paint; key

Context examples:

he hit a jump shot from the top of the key / he dominates play in the paint

Hypernyms ("paint" is a kind of...):

space (an area reserved for some particular purpose)

Meronyms (parts of "paint"):

foul line (a line from which basketball players take penalty shots)

Domain category:

basketball; basketball game; hoops (a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop)

Holonyms ("paint" is a part of...):

basketball court (the court on which basketball is played)


Sense 3paint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rouge; blusher; paint

Hypernyms ("paint" is a kind of...):

make-up; makeup; war paint (cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance)


PAINT (verb)


Sense 1paint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a painting

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

he painted all day in the garden / He painted a painting of the garden

Hypernyms (to "paint" is one way to...):

create (pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "paint"):

stipple (make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink)

fill in; shade (represent the effect of shade or shadow on)

charge (place a heraldic bearing on)

distemper (paint with distemper)

fresco (paint onto wet plaster on a wall)

bodypaint (apply paint to a body)

stipple (apply (paint) in small touches)

finger-paint (apply colors with one's fingers)

watercolor; watercolour (paint with watercolors)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue paint


Sense 2paint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apply paint to; coat with paint

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

We painted the rooms yellow

Hypernyms (to "paint" is one way to...):

coat; surface (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "paint"):

ground; prime; undercoat (cover with a primer; apply a primer to)

airbrush (paint with an airbrush)

repaint (paint again)

grain (paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They want to paint the doors


Sense 3paint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a painting of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

He painted his mistress many times

Hypernyms (to "paint" is one way to...):

interpret; represent (create an image or likeness of)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "paint"):

repaint (paint again)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot paint Sue


Sense 4paint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "paint" is one way to...):

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "paint"):

repaint (paint again or anew)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The men paint the boat


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