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PA'INT, verb transitive [Latin pingo, pictus.]

1. To form a figure or likeness in colors; as, to paint a hero or a landscape.

2. To cover or besmear with color or colors, either with or without figures; as, to paint a cloth; to paint a house.

3. To represent by colors or images; to exhibit in form.

When folly romantic, we must paint it.

4. To represent or exhibit to the mind; to present in form or likeness to the intellectual view; to describe.


--The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.

5. To color; to diversify with colors.

6. To lay on artificial color for ornament.

Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. 2 Kings 9:30.

PAINT, verb intransitive To lay colors on the face. It is said the ladies in France paint

1. To practice painting. The artist paints well.

PAINT, noun A coloring substance; a substance used in painting; either simple or compound; as a white paint or red paint

1. Color laid on canvas or other material; color representing any thing.

2. Color laid on the face; rouge.