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Paints

paint
1. To cover with colouring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc. Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. (2 kings ix. 30)
2. To colour, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colours; to diversify with colours. Not painted with the crimson spots of blood. (Shak) Cuckoo buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight. (Shak)
3. To form in colours a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colours or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.
4. To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict. Disloyal? The word is too good to paint out her wickedness. (Shak) If folly grow romantic, I must paint it. (pope)
Synonym: To colour, picture, depict, portray, delineate, sketch, draw, describe.
Origin: OE. Peinten, fr. F. Peint, p. P. O peindre to paint, fr. L. Pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. Many-coloured, Skr. Pic to adorn. Cf. Depict, Picture, Pigment, Pint.


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