[verb ree-peynt; noun ree-peynt, ree-peynt]

verb (used with object)

to paint again: to repaint the house.


a part repainted, especially a part of a picture by a restorer.
the act of repainting.

Origin of repaint

First recorded in 1690–1700; re- + paint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of repaint

  • I mean to repaint her from black to white, the moment we're out of sight from the shore.

    The President

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • "That would mean to repaint the whole picture, and my time is limited," answered Philip.

  • We look upon the audacious man who dares to repaint upon an old picture unnecessarily, and by wholesale, as guilty of a crime.

  • You had better shut up the chamber for at least some weeks, burn fires in it, repaint and paper it, sprinkle chloroform.

    A Strange Story, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • He was as sick about it as a Carlyle who must rewrite a burned-up history, an Audubon who must repaint all his pictures.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

British Dictionary definitions for repaint



to apply a new or fresh coat of paint
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Word Origin and History for repaint

1700, from re- + paint (v). Related: Repainted; repainting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper