Meaning of paint

paint

Pronunciation: (pānt), [key]
—v.t.
  1. to coat, cover, or decorate (something) with paint: to paint a fence.
  2. to produce (a picture, design, etc.) in paint: to paint a portrait.
  3. to represent in paint, as in oils, tempera, or watercolor: to paint an actress as the Muse of tragedy.
  4. to depict as if by painting; describe vividly in words: The ads painted the resort as a winter wonderland.
  5. to color by or as if by painting: Sunset painted the clouds pink.
  6. to apply a substance to, as a liquid medicine or a cosmetic: to paint a cut with iodine.
—v.i.
  1. to coat or cover anything with paint.
  2. to engage in painting as an art: She has begun to paint in her spare time.
  3. to put on or use facial cosmetics.
  4. to celebrate boisterously, esp. by making a round of stops at bars and nightclubs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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