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Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where paint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably

Synonyms for paint in the sense of this definition

(paint is a kind of ...) any material used for its color

"she used a different color for the trim"

(paint is a kind of ...) a thin layer covering something

"a second coat of paint"

(... is a kind of paint ) used especially by artists

(... is a kind of paint ) paint in which water is used as the vehicle

(... is a kind of paint ) paint applied with a spray gun

(... is a kind of paint ) a paint that dries with a finish between glossy and flat

(... is a kind of paint ) paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle

(... is a kind of paint ) paint used to cover the exterior woodwork of a house

(... is a kind of paint ) paint that has the consistency of jelly

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

(... is a kind of paint ) a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish

(... is a kind of paint ) paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

(... is a kind of paint ) a layer of paint covering something else

(... is a kind of paint ) a paint used to protect against the accumulation of barnacles etc. on underwater surfaces

(paint is made of the substance ...) dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)

Definition 2: makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for paint in the sense of this definition

(paint is a kind of ...) cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

Definition 3: (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 - [noun denoting location]

Samples where paint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for paint in the sense of this definition

(paint is a kind of ...) an area reserved for some particular purpose

"the laboratory's floor space"

(paint is a part of ...) a line from which basketball players take penalty shots

(... is part of paint) the court on which basketball is played

(paint belongs to category ...) 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

Definition 4: apply paint to; coat with paint - [verb of contact]

Samples where paint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We painted the rooms yellow

(paint is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

(... is a kind of paint ) paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

(... is a kind of paint ) paint again

"He repainted the wall after the child smeared it with tomato sauce"

(... is a kind of paint ) paint with an airbrush

"The old car looks like new now that we airbrushed it"

(... is a kind of paint ) cover with a primer; apply a primer to

Definition 5: apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil - [verb of contact]

(paint is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 6: make a painting of - [verb of creation]

Samples where paint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He painted his mistress many times

(paint is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(... is a kind of paint ) paint again

"He repainted the same scenery many times during his life"

(paint belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 7: make a painting - [verb of creation]

Samples where paint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(paint is a kind of ...) pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity

"Don't disturb him--he is creating"

(... is a kind of paint ) paint with watercolors

(... is a kind of paint ) make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink

(... is a kind of paint ) represent the effect of shade or shadow on

(... is a kind of paint ) place a heraldic bearing on

"charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

(... is a kind of paint ) paint with distemper

(... is a kind of paint ) paint onto wet plaster on a wall

(... is a kind of paint ) apply paint to a body

(... is a kind of paint ) apply (paint) in small dots or strokes

(... is a kind of paint ) apply colors with one's fingers

(paint belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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