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    paint - Dictionary definition and meaning for word paint

    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : pigment
    Example Sentence
    • artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably
    Definition
    (noun) (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
    Synonyms : key
    Example Sentence
    • he hit a jump shot from the top of the key
    • he dominates play in the paint
    Definition
    (noun) makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
    Synonyms : blusher , rouge
    Definition
    (verb) make a painting
    Example Sentence
    • he painted all day in the garden
    • He painted a painting of the garden
    Definition
    (verb) apply paint to; coat with paint
    Example Sentence
    • We painted the rooms yellow
    Definition
    (verb) make a painting of
    Example Sentence
    • He painted his mistress many times
    Definition
    (verb) apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil
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