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a. A liquid mixture, usually of a solid pigment in a liquid vehicle, used as a decorative or protective coating.
b. The thin dry film formed by such a mixture when applied to a surface.
c. The solid pigment before it is mixed with a vehicle.
2. A cosmetic, such as rouge, that is used to give color to the face; makeup.
3. Basketball The free throw lane.
4. A Paint horse.
5. Slang The face cards in a deck of cards: I haven't seen any paint for the last ten hands.
v. paint·ed, paint·ing, paints
1. To make (a picture) with paints.
a. To represent in a picture with paints.
b. To depict vividly in words.
3. To coat or decorate with paint: paint a house.
4. To apply cosmetics to.
5. To apply medicine to; swab: paint a wound.
6. To shine a laser beam on, especially in order to designate a target for laser-guided munitions.
1. To practice the art of painting pictures.
2. To cover something with paint.
3. To apply cosmetics to oneself: "Let her paint an inch thick, to this favor she must come" (Shakespeare).
4. To serve as a surface to be coated with paint: These nonporous surfaces paint badly with a brush.
paint the black
Baseball To throw a pitched ball over the edge of home plate for a strike.
paint the town red Slang
To go on a spree.

[From Middle English painten, to paint, from Old French peintier, from peint, past participle of peindre, from Latin pingere; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]

paint′a·bil′i·ty n.
paint′a·ble adj.


easily painted
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Adj.1.paintable - lending itself to being painted; "a highly paintable landscape"; "made of sturdy eminently paintable wood"
unpaintable - not paintable especially not suitable for artistic representation on canvas; "the inexpressible, unpaintable `tick' in the unconscious"
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She was very paintable, and all the young men who had fallen victims to her charm had made portraits of her.
Use indoors and out on wood, metal and paintable plastics, like furniture and doors.
To address the ever-present concerns for aesthetics and public acceptance, we designed a very compact footprint and made it paintable, ensuring that it will blend into any environment.
Janice and Bruno, by email Zena says: Anaglypta is famous for its traditional relief paintable wallpaper but it also comes in contemporary patterns, such as Lark RD5303 and Swan RD5006, which feature a grid design (PS16.
Various materials used in 3D printing include polyamide, alumide, titanium, silver, gold, paintable resin, bronze, brass and stainless steel.
It's seamless and paintable too - so the final decorative touches are far superior to drywall.
Go for a paintable bath like the Cooke & Lewis Duchess Paintable Slipper To Floor Bath, PS879, from B&Q - decorate the exterior yourself in a silvery shade like Rust-oleum Silver Metallic, PS10.
Transportation was convenient, the light was splendid, and artists were attracted to the many paintable scenes.
This is for the first time a thin-layer, conducting, highly aligned film for high-performance, paintable, directly writeable plastic electronics," Jinsang Kim, a professor of materials science and engineering at U-M, said in a statement.
Upgrading from steel to lightweight, online paintable Noryl GTX resin helped India's Mahindra & Mahindra to improve one of its SUV's fuel economy, reduce emissions, greatly expand design freedom, and enhance resistance against minor impact.