paint

[ peynt ]
/ peɪnt /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Idioms

    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 forms

paint·a·ble, adjectivepaint·less, adjectiveout·paint, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for paint

paint

/ (peɪnt) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

painty, 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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Medicine definitions for paint

paint

[ pānt ]

n.

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

v.

To apply medicine to; swab.
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