Meaning of PAINT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ peɪnt ]

( paints, painting, painted)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Paint is a coloured liquid that you put onto a surface with a brush in order to protect the surface or to make it look nice, or that you use to produce a picture.

...a pot of red paint...

They saw some large letters in white paint.

...water-based artist’s paints.



On a wall or object, the paint is the covering of dried paint on it.

The paint was peeling on the window frames...

N-SING : the N


If you paint a wall or an object, you cover it with paint.

They started to mend the woodwork and paint the walls...

I made a guitar and painted it red.

...painted furniture.

VERB : V n , V n colour , V-ed , also V


If you paint something or paint a picture of it, you produce a picture of it using paint.

He is painting a huge volcano...

Why do people paint pictures?...

I had come here to paint.

VERB : V n , V n , V


When you paint a design or message on a surface, you put it on the surface using paint.

...a machine for painting white lines down roads...

The recesses are decorated with gold stars, with smaller stars painted along the edges.

VERB : V n prep , V-ed


If a woman paints her lips or nails, she puts a coloured cosmetic on them.

She propped the mirror against her handbag and began to paint her lips...

She painted her fingernails bright red.

VERB : V n , V n colour


If you paint a grim or vivid picture of something, you give a description of it that is grim or vivid.

The report paints a grim picture of life there...

VERB : V n


see also painting , gloss paint , oil paint , poster paint , war paint

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.