I need to paint the bookcase.
We're going to paint the room yellow.
The classroom wall was painted with clouds and rainbows.
He painted that portrait of his wife.
She painted the landscape on a square canvas.
I like to draw and my sister likes to paint.
The beauty of the world inspires me to paint.
He paints mostly in oils.
The study paints a bleak picture of the effects of pollution on animal life. Noun
Apply paint to the canvas in a series of short strokes.
I need more blue paint.
The old walls are coated with several layers of paint.
a can of latex paint
The house needs a fresh coat of paint.
The store sells many different paints.
Did you chip the paint?
The car's paint is cracking. See More
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Twice this year, Congress has voted to block D.C. bills over concerns about public safety; and hearings proved fertile ground for House Republicans to paint Democratic leadership as unequipped to address crime.—Michael Brice-Saddler, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2023 Excavations have also revealed perforated and sometimes painted shells that were likely strung together and worn.—Tim Vernimmen, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Dec. 2023 Wondery In a shopping mall in Los Angeles’ Century City, a 1,200-square-foot room has been painted green, covered in Christmas decorations and filled with an espresso bar, a cotton candy stand, and a step-and-repeat for photoshoots.—Katie Deighton, WSJ, 5 Dec. 2023 Also in the post was a video of Sánchez painting nutcrackers with kids and a photo with Santa Claus.—Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2023 Prosecutor's say Jabbari's testimony paints a picture of systemic abuse by Majors that culminated with the events of March 25, 2023, in Chelsea.—Cbs New York Team, CBS News, 5 Dec. 2023 But what the official did not examine in the notebook painted a fuller portrait.—John Eligon Joao Silva, New York Times, 4 Dec. 2023 Most of them were small-time forgeries, such as a fossilized bird with false feathers painted on it and a headless aquatic reptile with the skull of another individual grafted on to make the skeleton complete.—Daniel T. Ksepka, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2023 His face is painted like a skeleton, his mask is horned and he’s surrounded by flames.—Hector Diaz, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023
The team outscored Utah 76-52 in the paint while holding the Jazz to 38.8% from the field and 25% from three.—Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 That’s where the broken lines of green paint come in.—Judy Berlfein, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2023 How to Paint a Wall with Limewash Add richness, depth, and dimension to a room with this limewash wall paint technique.—Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 This craft advent calendar comes with 24 craft supplies, including acrylic pants, watercolors, modeling paste, paint brushes, and more to spark creative projects.—Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 The white paint on the left is from the porch of a beach house with a very small driveway that was packed with cars at the time.—Heather Havrilesky, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Earth-tone paint colors offer an ideal backdrop for furniture, as well as a host of soul-soothing benefits.—Elizabeth Sweet, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Nov. 2023 Crouching at the entrance of San Francisco City Hall, Jason Jacobs brushed gold paint onto the ornate doorway of the Beaux-Arts building.—Queenie Wong, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Several layers of paint and six layers of varnish made conservation difficult, said to Becca Hellen, the Trust's senior national conservator for paintings.—Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 10 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French paint, peint, past participle of peindre, from Latin pingere to tattoo, embroider, paint; akin to Old English fāh variegated, Greek poikilos variegated, pikros sharp, bitter