Synonyms of paint


1. paint, pigment, coating, coat, coloring material, colouring material, color, colour

usage: 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"

2. key, paint, space

usage: (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 hit a jump shot from the top of the key"; "he dominates play in the paint"

3. rouge, paint, blusher, makeup, make-up, war paint

usage: makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks


1. paint, create

usage: make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"

2. paint, coat, surface

usage: apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow"

3. paint, represent, interpret

usage: make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times"

4. paint, cover

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

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Definition and meaning of paint (Dictionary)