[ peynt ]
/ peɪnt /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Nearby words

  1. painkiller,
  2. painless,
  3. painlessly,
  4. pains,
  5. painstaking,
  6. paint black,
  7. paint bridge,
  8. paint horse,
  9. paint oneself into a corner,
  10. paint pot


    paint the town red, Informal. to celebrate boisterously, especially by making a round of stops at bars and nightclubs.Also paint the town.

Origin of paint

1200–50; Middle English peinten (v.) < Old French peint, past participle of peindre < Latin pingere to paint; see picture

Related formspaint·a·ble, adjectivepaint·less, adjectiveout·paint, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for paint


/ (peɪnt) /



Derived Formspainty, adjective

Word Origin for paint

C13: from Old French peint painted, from peindre to paint, from Latin pingere to paint, adorn

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Word Origin and History for paint
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Medicine definitions for paint


[ pānt ]


A solution or suspension of one or more medicaments applied to the skin with a brush or large applicator.


To apply medicine to; swab.

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