(noun, verb)


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

- artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably

Similar word(s): pigment

Definition categories: man–made, coat, coating, color, colour

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

- he dominates play in the paint

Similar word(s): key

Definition categories: location, space

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

Similar word(s): blusher, rouge

Definition categories: man–made, makeup

Sentences with paint as a noun:

- The Nimrods are strong on the outside, but not very good in the paint.

- I am running low on paint for my marker.


1. make a painting

- he painted all day in the garden

- He painted a painting of the garden

Definition categories: creation, create

2. apply paint to; coat with paint

- We painted the rooms yellow

Definition categories: contact, coat, surface

3. make a painting of

- He painted his mistress many times

Definition categories: creation, interpret, represent

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

Definition categories: contact, cover

Sentences with paint as a verb:

- to paint a portrait or a landscape

- I've been painting since I was a young child.

- She sued the author of the biography, claiming it painted her as a duplicitous fraud.