paint Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"paint" in British English

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paintnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /peɪnt/
A1 a ​colouredliquid that is put on a ​surface such as a ​wall to ​decorate it: UK a ​tin of paintUS a can of paint This ​wallneeds another coat of paint. The ​sign said "Caution! Wet paint." gloss paintUK matt paintUS matte paint There were so many paints (= ​types of paint) to ​choose from that I couldn't ​decide which to ​buy.paints [plural] tubes of paint or ​blocks of ​dried paint used for making ​pictures: oil paints
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paintverb

uk   us   /peɪnt/
A2 [I or T] to ​cover a ​surface with paint: [+ obj + adj ] We've painted the ​bedroomblue. I've been painting all ​morning. I'll need to paint over (= ​cover with another ​layer of paint) these ​dirtymarks on the ​wall.A1 [I or T] to make a ​picture using paints: All these ​pictures were painted by ​localartists. [T] If you paint ​yournails or ​face, you put ​make-up on that ​part of ​yourbody: She painted her ​nailsbrightred.
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(Definition of paint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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paintnoun [C/U]

 us   /peɪnt/
a ​coloredliquid that is put on a ​surface to ​protect or ​decorate it: [C] acrylic/​oil paints [U] We need some ​white paint for the ​kitchen.

paintverb [I/T]

 us   /peɪnt/
Someone who paints may make a ​picture by using paints: [I] She always ​loved to paint.
(Definition of paint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paint”
in Korean 페인트…
in Arabic دِهان…
in Malaysian cat…
in French (de) peinture…
in Russian краска…
in Chinese (Traditional) 油漆,塗料…
in Italian vernice, tinta…
in Turkish boya…
in Polish farba…
in Spanish pintura…
in Vietnamese sơn…
in Portuguese tinta…
in Thai สี…
in German die Farbe, Farb-……
in Catalan pintura…
in Japanese ペンキ, 絵の具…
in Chinese (Simplified) 油漆,涂料…
in Indonesian cat…
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