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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.


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.


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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