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paintnoun [C/U]

us   /peɪnt/
a colored liquid 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.
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"paint" in British English

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paintnoun [C or U]

uk   /peɪnt/ us   /peɪnt/
A1 a coloured liquid that is put on a surface such as a wall to decorate it: UK a tin of paintUS a can of paint This wall needs 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   /peɪnt/ us   /peɪnt/
A2 [I or T] to cover a surface with paint: [+ obj + adj ] We've painted the bedroom blue. I've been painting all morning. I'll need to paint over (= cover with another layer of paint) these dirty marks on the wall.
A1 [I or T] to make a picture using paints: All these pictures were painted by local artists.
[T] If you paint your nails or face, you put make-up on that part of your body: She painted her nails bright red.

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(Definition of paint from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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