Know Your Next Word : paint

10. paint :

noun & verb :

1. a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art

2. the solid coloring matter alone : pigment

3. to coat, cover or decorate (something) with paint

4. to color by or as if by painting

5. to engage in painting as an art

usage :

  • She has begun to paint in her spare time.

  • Sunset painted the clouds pink.

  • to paint an actress as the Muse of tragedy.

  • Don't scuff the paint.

  • Let us paint this house.

  • Let her paint an inch thick.

  • These nonporous surfaces paint badly with a brush.

  • paint a wound

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