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English noun: paint

1. paint (artifact) a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating


SamplesArtists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably.


Synonymspigment


Broader (hypernym)coat, coating, color, coloring material, colour, colouring material


Narrower (hyponym)acrylic, acrylic paint, antifouling paint, coat of paint, distemper, enamel, encaustic, finger paint, fingerpaint, house paint, housepaint, oil paint, semigloss, spray paint, water-base paint


Substance holonympigment

2. paint (location) (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court


SamplesHe hit a jump shot from the top of the key.
He dominates play in the paint.


Synonymskey


Broader (hypernym)space


Part holonymfoul line


Part meronymbasketball court


Domain categorybasketball, basketball game, hoops

3. paint (artifact) makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks


Synonymsblusher, rouge


Broader (hypernym)make-up, makeup, war paint


English verb: paint

1. paint (creation) make a painting


SamplesHe painted all day in the garden.
He painted a painting of the garden.


ExamplesSam and Sue paint


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create


Narrower (hyponym)bodypaint, charge, distemper, fill in, finger-paint, fresco, shade, stipple, stipple, watercolor, watercolour


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

2. paint (contact) apply paint to; coat with paint


SamplesWe painted the rooms yellow.


ExamplesThey want to paint the doors


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)coat, surface


Narrower (hyponym)airbrush, grain, ground, prime, repaint, undercoat

3. paint (creation) make a painting of


SamplesHe painted his mistress many times.


ExamplesSam cannot paint Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Narrower (hyponym)repaint


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

4. paint (contact) apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil


ExamplesThe men paint the boat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)cover









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