Meaning of PAINT in English

PAINT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a painting hangs in a gallery

Many of her pictures hang in the National Gallery of Canada.

a writing/painting/dancing etc competition

Greg won the school public-speaking competition.

draw/paint a picture

She drew a picture of a mushroom on the blackboard.

jam/paint/yoghurt etc pot

oil paint

oil painting

paint a picture (= create a particular idea or impression, especially one that is not accurate )

The latest survey paints a grim picture.

paint job

old cars that are given a quick paint job before being sold

paint stripper

painted a rosy picture

Letters to relatives in Europe painted a rosy picture of life in the United States.

paint/polish/varnish your nails (= to put coloured liquid on your nails )

Don't paint short nails in dark colours.

paint...portrait

She’s been commissioned to paint Jackson’s portrait .

paints a gloomy picture

The report paints a gloomy picture of the economy.

poster paint

spray paint

wall painting

war paint

Josie’s just putting on her war paint.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

acrylic

Grasses are applied in fine, light lines using a fine brush loaded with acrylic paint .

She was naked except for a tampax and a lot of acrylic paint .

The flow of paint was well-controlled. Acrylic paint can sometimes clog a brush because it dries quickly.

black

He was trembling and so drenched in sweat that his hair lay like streaks of black paint upon his forehead.

Their faces were painted with white clay and vermillion and black paint.

In the first piece these are drenched with red and black paint from the spray paint cans.

The Apollo Theatre chain has requested no black paint .

Ted McCarty claims it was intentional, since there seemed little point in covering an expensive maple top with black paint .

If you mix white paint and black paint together, what you get is grey paint.

On the black paint of the door was chalked a message: eleven o'clock.

The black paint of the door was flaking, the number was askew; the windows were opaque with greyish net curtains.

blue

The blue paint of the practice stalls was scarred with initials and hearts and anarchist signs among others.

It was a blue face, the blue paint he splattered all over his face.

It riffles the torn papers on desks daubed with red, white and blue paint .

Ewes in lamb are marked with blue paint , the others are marked green.

He stood in front of the door, staring at the peeling blue paint as if trying to imprint every detail on his memory.

But when the Nefertari appeared after her annual refit, she was gleaming with fresh white and blue paint and varnished wood.

The original red, yellow and blue paint designs reflected the owner's medicine and his vision-spirit, the deer.

brown

He couldn't find any brown paint , so he mixed cocoa in with some white paint.

fresh

The place smelled of fresh paint and new carpets.

There, the smell of fresh paint may have lingered yet.

The moment he'd entered Rose Bower the smell of fresh paint had assailed his nostrils.

As the smell of fresh paint drifted through the air it became linked for us with summer and liberty.

Empty building sites have been reclaimed and replanted. Fresh paint has been splashed everywhere, even in residential districts.

The Oval Office still smells like fresh paint .

Generous application of whitewash outside, shining fresh paint within of a drab depressing colour.

A fresh lick of paint might hide many evils.

gold

The lettering Café Bilbeque in gold paint was perfect.

Before putting on the gold paint .

My proposal was accepted, I was offered accommodation with Beatrice, bricks and, due to air restrictions, gold spray paint .

green

Museum. Green paint on woodwork could be moss.

Transport was an old Caribou with brown and green camouflage paint .

Up the flight of steps was a very old door, covered in flaking green paint .

Everything was slathered over in a depressing dark green paint .

The front-door was-covered with flaky green paint and there was no keyhole.

new

It was then that he noticed the new paint design resembled the bat symbol.

Wallpaper also absorbs smells but, unlike the new paint , tends to retain them.

The Scarecrow stuffed himself with fresh straw and Dorothy put new paint on his eyes that he might see better.

He led Coffin to a bright back kitchen, furnished in the most modern style, with new canary-yellow paint .

Time to stop taking it to the garage for new paint jobs, and instead get busy trading it in.

Graham smiled and crossed the road to the sorting office, smelling its new coat of paint .

A holy office: the casting-out of spiders and anointment with new paint .

old

This 600 watt machined removed three layers of old paint from a veneered cabinet in minutes.

Geranium, spider and ice plants thrive in old paint cans across from the outhouse.

They are ideal for stripping off old paint from fixed joinery such as windows and skirtings.

That was a lot more exposure than one would get from some old paint .

I put some plants into old paint pots and hung them from the joists in the veranda roof.

Over decades, car traffic on the Bay Bridge and the removal of old lead-based paint may have contaminated the Bay muds.

She wedged their magazines between old paint tins and imperfectly washed milk bottles and towers of flowerpots, and crept away.

These things are garage productions crafted out of regular old house paint , ordinary shop wood, strips of roughly cut tin.

red

In the first piece these are drenched with red and black paint from the spray paint cans.

The limbs were out of proportion, and you could read the newspaper headlines under the thin red paint .

When you are issued with ammunition pouches immediately after this briefing, you will draw either red or yellow paint shells.

Below left: Tsunami, with new propeller, red paint scheme and wave-effect artwork.

On the way back that afternoon she bought a can of red spray paint in a car accessories shop.

Wedges of flame red paint convey the brilliance of its colour, thickly tracing the veins of its wet silk petals.

Then he saw them - the same tiny scraps of red paint , clustered around the handle of the bottom desk drawer.

The front has traces of red paint or enamel and a raised rope pattern around the edge.

wet

Stick with mastic varnish, then seal with layer of lead foil pressed into wet paint and seal again with lead.

white

A special solar-reflective white paint may be applied to these panels which will increase the life-span of the surface.

Shorr has splattered the work with white paint , and violently creased up the photo underneath.

It was bright white , paint , lamps and dining-table; the carpet was a Berber off-white.

You do not step on white paint at any time.

Along her knuckles, a crust of white paint .

Two days before the opening Soo stayed in the shop and busied herself with white paint and a large board.

It was stencilled in white paint on the freight car fourth from the front.

It riffles the torn papers on desks daubed with red, white and blue paint .

yellow

Even at this distance I could see he was liberally spattered with yellow paint .

The reception desk was getting a last bright coat of yellow paint .

When you are issued with ammunition pouches immediately after this briefing, you will draw either red or yellow paint shells.

Lest anything should not be understood, each scene was accompanied by an explanatory sentence in spidery yellow paint .

The yellow splash of paint showed up hundreds of metres away in the bright sunshine.

The original red, yellow and blue paint designs reflected the owner's medicine and his vision-spirit, the deer.

Susan saw a smear of yellow paint across his knuckles.

■ NOUN

brush

Using a paint brush paint blue eyes and whiskers on to the rabbit's face and pink ears and a nose.

The rain began to fall, big sloppy drops as if some one were shaking out a paint brush .

Classical painters developed the use of animal hair, and the paint brush , as we know it, was born.

Then sprinkle on water and re-trowel in come loose-use an emulsion paint brush .

Finally, draw a moistened paint brush along the junctions of cove and backgrounds.

Whichever substance you use, put it on in as concentrated a form as you can using a large paint brush .

Additionally, paint brushes can be cleaned in water.

Cut out long thin strips for trimming around the top edge of the boat and fix on with a dampened paint brush .

emulsion

Then sprinkle on water and re-trowel in come loose-use an emulsion paint brush.

Cold water washes off fresh emulsion paint , and acetone removes cellulose.

gloss

On the second flight, beige broadloom gives way to brown linoleum, bevelled mirror to beige gloss paint .

Rather than buy primer and undercoat specially, you can manage with a coat or two of gloss paint alone.

house

Under the new system Porter will extend its range of house paint colours from 800 to 1,200 individual tints.

I believe most painters and most specialists will recommend latex house paint over oil.

These things are garage productions crafted out of regular old house paint , ordinary shop wood, strips of roughly cut tin.

job

In fact it was papier-mache on which some one had done a skilful paint job .

After all, the building needed a paint job .

Behind closed doors ... the paint job the public will never see.

Time to stop taking it to the garage for new paint jobs , and instead get busy trading it in.

Geneva Street was a row of identical terraced houses without even different front-door paint jobs to distinguish them.

Parts of some letters had been chipped away, but a careful paint job had cured them.

Awlgrip paint job , decks, upholstery and varnish work.

masonry

All surfaces should be clean and dry before applying masonry paint with a brush, roller or spray.

Cracks should be repaired with a filler, and porous surfaces primed with a sealant or a diluted coat of masonry paint .

Water-based Stronghold smooth, and Stronghold textured masonry paint , reinforced with rock aggregate for extra durability.

Jonsil Silicone Alkyd finish is a masonry paint ideal for inner city and coastal environments.

Stormshield is an acrylic-based masonry paint , available in either smooth or textured finish, in a range of colours.

Can not be used over masonry paint .

Most manufacturers describe their exterior wall paints as masonry paint.

Sandtex also now makes a glass masonry paint .

oil

Are there any other art materials that can be used on top of oil paint ?

In places the green is so thick on the page that it develops a gloss like the dried skin of oil paint .

Types of oil paint Aside from the traditional oil paint there are several variations according to the binder used when making the paint.

It even tells you how to make a rosary out of rose petals and water and salt and oil paint .

Types of oil paint Aside from the traditional oil paint there are several variations according to the binder used when making the paint.

A variety of mediums and thinners are available for use with oil paint which facilitate further manipulation of the paint.

Most artists' ranges of oil paint are priced in series.

This is because oil paint shrinks as it dries.

pot

I put some plants into old paint pots and hung them from the joists in the veranda roof.

scheme

That's why I chose his paint scheme .

Below left: Tsunami, with new propeller, red paint scheme and wave-effect artwork.

He personally added his victory flags to complete the paint scheme .

Good paint schemes and carefully chosen lettering should be your first option.

shop

Finally it was taken into the adjoining paint shop where the painting was done by hand, a laborious task.

Just two weeks ago, he voted to approve a rezoning to allow a paint shop next to a large apartment building.

These three paint shops give, on 42 roads, accommodation for about 240 vehicles.

spray

I holders cutters around nosed pliers a medium grade sandpaper, silver spray paint .

Paint dealers could sell other types of spray paint , but only if they were not fully portable.

In the first piece these are drenched with red and black paint from the spray paint cans.

Manufacturers of the device said it would add about 25 cents to the cost of a can of spray paint .

On the way back that afternoon she bought a can of red spray paint in a car accessories shop.

It is still there but looking rusty and scribbled with spray paint .

The other had contained a jemmy, cans of spray paint , wire cutters, a brace and bit, and shears.

The state Air Resources Board can not ban spray paint .

war

Forest Goblins wear exotic war paint , carry war axes and are often decorated with colourful feathers.

When the fans meet their idols, apply their war paint and barrack the opposition.

■ VERB

apply

All surfaces should be clean and dry before applying masonry paint with a brush, roller or spray.

I apply the paint to the nib with a brush.

However in this context the opaque crystals could be applied as a paint in areas defined by sharp lines.

For an easy to apply paint finish, use microporous paint.

When the fans meet their idols, apply their war paint and barrack the opposition.

Patterns can be applied before paint dries: experiment with household objects such as hair comb, sponge, or edge of brush.

After rubbing down, apply bitumastic paint inside and outside.

Before you start mixing think about the way you intend to apply the paint .

buy

Didn't anyone ever buy paint , for goodness' sake?

However, it is only more economical to buy paint in tins provided that you use it quickly, within weeks.

cover

The Ideal Home Decorating School gives you details of exclusive readers' courses that cover everything from paint effects to dried flowers.

The children were found in the garage wearing only soiled diapers; one of them was covered with paint .

draw

They loved to write and draw and paint , and they talked all day long.

Colescott got started the way most artists do, as a kid who liked to draw and paint .

Finally, draw a moistened paint brush along the junctions of cove and backgrounds.

In this subject you are not faced with the problem of telling or showing children how to draw and paint .

Art means far more than just learning to draw and paint .

I want to draw and paint - sometimes.

Nearly every child if properly taught loves to draw and paint .

During the weekend we went out as a group to draw and paint .

flake

Up the flight of steps was a very old door, covered in flaking green paint .

mix

The walls are simply painted but they mix their own paint meticulously, experimenting until they get the colour just right.

I even tried mixing my own paint without any success.

If you mix white paint and black paint together, what you get is grey paint.

If you mix grey paint and grey paint together, you can't reconstruct either the original white or the original black.

peel

Mildew and mold grow on the peeling paint like gray fur.

Its peeling paint and broken windows stand testimony that it went out of business because it had become too costly to maintain.

An abandoned circus wagon with peeling paint is in the background, in it a hopeless dark woman imprisoned behind bars.

If there is peeling paint , sand it heavily to remove as much as practicable.

Water stains, peeling paint and cracked plaster show the roof leaks.

She lived in a red-brick tenement in Chelsea, an old walk-up building with gloomy stairwells and peeling paint on the walls.

remove

Use a shave hook to remove build up of paint from drip grooves.

As you remove paint from the tin, air will replace it and initiate the drying of the remaining paint.

They remove wood or paint very quickly and aggressively.

strip

They are ideal for stripping off old paint from fixed joinery such as windows and skirtings.

He has painstakingly stripped the cheap latex paint away from an elaborately painted mural recalling grander days.

use

From the outside, it didn't look particularly inviting: it could have used some paint and polish.

One painter says to use latex finish paint .

The use of Colour Index Generic Names, enables us to know which pigments are being used in each paint .

Richter is not a conventional painter: he is an artist who happens to use paint as a medium.

Whichever substance you use , put it on in as concentrated a form as you can using a large paint brush.

We must encourage them to use paint intelligently and give them suitable colours.

This 7,224-ton daughter of the industrial revolution is repainted every seven years, using 40 tons of paint .

There are many different types, all of which can be used with any paint of a creamy to milky consistency.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a lick of paint/colour etc

Julie Mills moved into her Edwardian town house in London expecting to just give it a lick of paint.

Rooms have recently had a lick of paint, but nothing too drastic, making this an unbeatable central London bargain.

gaily coloured/painted/decorated etc

Above me, the gaily painted signs of the taverns and food shops creaked in the wind and mocked my hunger.

It took up half a block of Tollemarche Avenue and was gaily painted in red and white.

The gaily painted striped poles of the merry-go-round figure in almost every work.

have your hair cut/your house painted etc

not be as black as you are painted

paint/nail varnish/stain etc remover

If they are undamaged remove the polish with nail varnish remover .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a painting class

I'm not very good at painting.

There was an old iron bed, with rust showing through the white paint .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But she could find no paint .

Curious faces turned in her direction, faces some plain some pretty but all innocent of paint and powder.

I holders cutters around nosed pliers a medium grade sandpaper, silver spray paint .

In recent years, lead levels have fallen as regulations have curbed lead in paint , gas and other products.

Manufacturers of the device said it would add about 25 cents to the cost of a can of spray paint .

The kit is sold complete apart from paint , with the machining work carried out by Rotorway.

The state Air Resources Board can not ban spray paint .

The use of Colour Index Generic Names, enables us to know which pigments are being used in each paint .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

brightly

He said that the last of the 14 fences was too brightly painted and frightened some of the horses.

Our cottage was at the end of a fisherman's row, brightly painted , and owned by Mr Jake Nisbet.

Traces of yellow pigment were found on the craft, suggesting that it was brightly painted .

over

They were painted over , but some one had scraped away a small area of paint, exposing the clear glass.

Apply a wood preservative that can be painted over or varnished afterwards.

It can be painted over , so the seams disappear.

Remove the failed bud, clean off any browning on the stem and paint over with a protective fungicidal paint such as Arbrex.

The fact that Mondrian had painted over the back of the canvas had helped keep the painting in particularly fine condition.

Don't keep painting over chipped or worn polish.

This provides a smooth surface to paint over and ensures that the colours come up clean and bright.

■ NOUN

artist

Elizabeth Durack was one of the first white artists to adopt indigenous painting techniques.

Yes, a painter worries about whether it will sell, but still, what an artist paints is entirely his own.

Certainly every artist around London must paint them.

The artist has painted her submerged, sinking through the water.

The unknown artist had painted the fur with such a delicate brush you felt you might stroke it.

Was this why the Cro-Magnon artists chose to paint and engrave their work in caves?

Constable was a commercial artist who needed to paint visually stunning works to make enough money to support his family.

He preferred not to think that everyone knew the artist had painted his best-known work from the window overlooking Dzerjhinsky Square.

colours

Yet these painted colours refer only rather loosely to the ten colour-terms listed in the text.

Scattered around were many houses made entirely of china and painted in the brightest colours .

The most obvious addition is the carbon-fibre body-work, painted in the colours of McWilliams' race bike.

Each boat had been freshly painted in bright colours for the occasion, and beside them stood their sinewy weather-beaten owners.

And yet, he painted delicate water colours which sold for high prices.

The site has sponsored two buses, painted in company colours , which promote Preston Guild.

Completion date is planned for the autumn when it will be painted in the colours of the 1936 Burns Flea.

I could only see in black and white but it was easy to paint in the colours .

face

Stanley Spencer said that when you paint a face , it's like crawling across the landscape of that face.

Having painted my face with white clay, they gave me a crystal and a hollow reed.

I paint her face and do her hair.

James Harrison signed them both in bold script right on their painted wood faces .

On their heads were painted faces , each with a pair of huge, blank, staring eyes.

Go stand in a field somewhere, paint each other's faces , make some puppets.

I paint my face , cover myself in beads.

You have to paint your face if you wear a fur.

green

The walls are painted an avocado green and they are uncovered, but for a caricature sketch of Isabelle above the television set.

The 517-foot-long truss is painted ballpark green and resembles a large bridge.

The 707 taxied in between rows of screens painted military green , where pierced-steel planking flashed in the sun.

The bathroom was painted a dark green half-way up the walls and, above that, cream.

Their back door was painted a trendy sludge green and it had a large keyhole as well as a Yale lock.

And when I chanced one last look round I saw they'd painted the front door green too.

hand

Sometimes they painted their hands and faces too.

In an age when many shops use decals or masking tape and spray paint , Olin still paints his pinstripes by hand .

In the end they were made of specially manufactured rubber and painted by hand .

In the latter, the distraught man is painted with his hands across his chest.

For the first time since 1997 many demonstrators painted their hands white to represent innocence untainted with blood.

house

Conversely, by painting your house you make the whole street look nicer and give consumption benefits to your neighbours.

During the week I found work in town painting houses , laying carpets and delivering telephone books.

They painted Astrid's house and made love all the time.

Huong would also rent you a ski or paint your beach house .

Then she began to clean and paint the house room by room.

picture

These other possible connections to income taxation require separate investigation for a fuller picture to be painted .

The media are merely the messengers, sometimes further sensationalizing and then passing along the false picture that has been painted .

But there is, unfortunately, every reason to suppose that the general picture she paints is still accurate.

Then she went into the lighthouse and secured the picture that Rhayader had painted of her.

However for many who live and/or work in such communities the picture he paints is recognisable.

They like the picture Piaget painted .

But we do not need to solve this conundrum, for the picture painted is unreal.

Each of these 3D pictures is painted over a series of triangular strips of wood, glued vertically.

portrait

The youngest girl, only two, had her portrait painted by him.

The portraits she paints are deeply moving and sympathetic.

It could not be the portrait that he had painted .

When André Warnod came home on leave he asked him politely whether he would like to have his portrait painted in uniform.

The six state portraits are charmingly painted .

Hellens did not like the portrait painted of him but later came to recognize its prophetic qualities.

Lunia was flattered at having her portrait painted by a gifted artist, but at first she felt rather intimidated by the experience.

Of the earlier Gittels we find nothing; none ever rose high enough in life to get their portrait painted .

red

The Steam Tank body itself was painted in the vivid reds , blues and yellows that are typical of the Engineers Guild.

The churches are painted an earthy red , with red domes and cupolas, and thick red velvet curtains decorate the insides.

Window frames painted a vermilion red and decorated with colored glass were polished over and over.

The walls were painted tomato red , with matching red drapes drawn against the chill dusk.

Seven dried lima beans, painted bright red .

scene

It's changed since Willem painted the scene in 1880, but we could still see the softly sloping dunes.

The outside walls were painted as well: scenes of judgment, resurrection and martyrdom.

Another time he painted a scene of the angel appearing to the shepherds to tell them of the Nativity.

Intensely painted scenes depict the gruesome martyrdom of countless saints.

Ma paints his scenes with a deceptive and delicate artistry.

But he has a particular fondness for painting scenes remembered from his native Montana.

The walls and ceiling would be painted with scenes from the Buddha's life and the presentation of gifts by benefactors.

He made painted screens showing pastoral scenes with red houses.

town

Tonight we're going to paint the town red. b. Tonight we're going to colour the city scarlet. 38a.

wall

We want to render the wall and then paint it.

These walls would be painted or wallpapered to provide the interior finishes.

Cave walls painted with Aboriginal drawings, a gorge about a quarter mile deep, filled with only eucalyptus and birds.

On an outside wall of this was painted a Madonna and Child.

Beyond them, under cover, the walls are painted yellow and further covered by scores more artifacts and displays.

The walls have been painted with a white emulsion.

And that despite a really sensational wall painting by LeWitt, adding some needed color to the gray and black atrium.

■ VERB

begin

He began to paint feverishly, as if he had time to make up.

The final story began when Jane painted a picture.

He soon began painting the structures with fluorescent colors and displaying them with backlight.

When he began to paint , during the Occupation, he had looked to Matisse and Bonnard.

Next day the raftbuilders began the task of painting the bamboos, and the results were dramatic.

She began to paint after the birth of her first child in 1973.

His was an example she would put to use when she began to paint ten years later.

draw

All my children could draw and paint beautifully.

I wanted to draw , paint and write.

Instead of copying coats of arms, she drew and painted freehand.

Thereafter, the artistic user can both draw and paint .

As interested in art as Margarett was in theater, she drew and painted a little herself.

A figure drawing or painting is not a portrait, so an accurate facial likeness isn't essential.

She has a drawing for the painting Tabarant reproduced in his article.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a lick of paint/colour etc

Julie Mills moved into her Edwardian town house in London expecting to just give it a lick of paint.

Rooms have recently had a lick of paint, but nothing too drastic, making this an unbeatable central London bargain.

gaily coloured/painted/decorated etc

Above me, the gaily painted signs of the taverns and food shops creaked in the wind and mocked my hunger.

It took up half a block of Tollemarche Avenue and was gaily painted in red and white.

The gaily painted striped poles of the merry-go-round figure in almost every work.

he's/she's no oil painting

not be as black as you are painted

paint/nail varnish/stain etc remover

If they are undamaged remove the polish with nail varnish remover .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All the children had painted their faces.

Anna usually paints in the afternoons.

Don't wear that shirt when you're painting.

Geraint was sitting on the beach, painting the seagulls and the fishing boats.

Her lips and fingernails were painted bright red.

I'm going to paint a picture of the church.

I'm going to paint the bathroom tomorrow.

My neighbor painted that picture.

Sarah painted the table blue.

The exhibition focuses on the urban pictures painted by Camille Pissarro in the last decade of his career.

The pictures in Paul Gunn's exhibition were all landscapes, most beautifully painted in oils.

The walls were painted tomato red, with matching red drapes.

We really need to paint the bedroom.

What colour did you paint the doors?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Background painted with 3030 B70G, Collector, matt emulsion from the Definitions range by Dulux, £15.49/2.5 litres.

He is going to paint my portrait.

It was easily sixty feet high, and painted a flat silver from its top to its base.

Next day the raftbuilders began the task of painting the bamboos, and the results were dramatic.

They are painted as having received too much government.

Walls are painted white drifting to dove gray.

When André Warnod came home on leave he asked him politely whether he would like to have his portrait painted in uniform.

Yes, the recent big paintings are painted quite thinly.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.