Definición de paint en inglés:


Silabificación: paint
Pronunciación: /pānt


  • 1A colored substance that is spread over a surface and dries to leave a thin decorative or protective coating: a can of paint the paint has been applied to the surface with a palette knife
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    • Carpenters were now putting a fresh coating of paint on the house, making it look almost as though it had just been built.
    • Watered-down paint soaks into the porous concrete so it won't flake or peel like surface paint does.
    • We did test some acrylic paint on tiles and it was just totally unsatisfactory so we chose what, I guess, was the appropriate paint for the surface.
  • 1.1An act of covering something with paint: it looked in need of a good paint
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    • The walls needed a fresh paint, the floor needed vacuuming, and when was the last time I had dusted?
    • Jaipur's date with the pink color goes back to 1905-06, when Jaipur city was getting ready to greet the Prince of Wales and needed a fresh paint all over.
  • 1.2 informal Cosmetic makeup: one has false curls, another too much paint
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    • Her hair was done up in glossy curls and her face bore paint used for makeup.
    • He looked bizarre in a Rasta wig, a multi-coloured hat, a Caribbean-style shirt and brown make-up paint daubed over his face.
    • If anti-Rococo critics claimed oil paint was too much like cosmetic paint, social critics held that the reverse was true.
  • 1.3 Basketball The rectangular area marked near the basket at each end of the court; the foul lane: the two players jostled in the paint
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    • He has quick feet and enough moves to get three or four baskets in the paint.
    • With Baylor and Chamberlain down in the paint, Counts was free to play away from the basket and use his great outside touch.
    • It used to be a quick team, with small but tough players in the paint, good (but not great) shooters, and clever point guards.
  • 1.4 Computing The function or capability of producing graphics, especially those that mimic the effect of real paint: [as modifier]: a paint program
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    • Photoshop has long been a leader among graphics manipulation and paint software.
    • Upgrade your ability to edit images with this free paint program.
    • If the artwork isn't perfect, I fire up my paint program and make adjustments myself.
  • 2North American A piebald horse: [as modifier]: a paint mare
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    • Usually such markings were only found on paints, and yet he was a simple quarter horse.
    • The program was successful at Paint of a Different Color the first year and Al ended up with a beautiful homozygous filly and a palomino paint colt.
    • Less than a mile behind, the beam of light washed over another man; a man trotting alongside a paint horse.


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  • 1Cover the surface of (something) with paint, as decoration or protection: the walls hadn’t been painted for years [with object and complement]: the ceiling was painted dark gray (as adjective with submodifier painted) a brightly painted trailer
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    • The walls were painted a dark blue with gold lining on the ceiling and floor.
    • The roof was made from sand paper cut and painted to resemble slates.
    • It was noted that the railings of the Clodiagh Bridge had been freshly painted and that the river name signs looked well.
    color, apply paint to, decorate, whitewash, emulsion, gloss, spray-paint, airbrushdaub, smear, spray-paint, airbrush
  • 1.1Apply cosmetics to (the face or skin): she couldn’t have been more than fourteen but her face was thickly painted
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    • He'd painted his skin a whole different shade of beige.
    • Hip, sophisticated and painted with Japanese cosmetics, the heroines move slickly through a life of nightclubbing, jet planes and media parties.
    • Next was the easy part, or so I thought - sitting in a chair for a few hours, doing nothing but having my skin painted.
  • 1.2Apply (a liquid) to a surface with a brush.
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    • The film opens with a pre-title sequence that shows a close-up of a brush as it paints a large black spot on a blank canvas.
    • With his free hand, he picked up a small paint brush and resumed painting the concave interior, where a detailed scene of army camp life was almost complete.
    • All that you need to do is paint the clear liquid dots all over your boat.
  • 1.3 (paint something out) Efface something with paint: the markings on the plane were hurriedly painted out
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    • In fact, Hopper had originally included a figure in the upper storey, but later painted it out.
    • He added: ‘I will be more than happy myself to simply turn up one Saturday morning and paint the lines out.’
    • A vandal would have to go out, buy some Liquid Paper and paint the mustache out in order to deface it.
  • 1.4 Computing Create (a graphic or screen display) using a paint program.
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    • An aggregate of about 400 gigaflops was needed to paint a semi-realistic image of a compact car on a display screen.
    • Two-dimensional cartoons are no longer created by tracing and painting but assembled on computer screens using software like Director and After Effects.
    • First, the quality of the phosphors available in the early days was not that great, and the dots would start to fade out before the entire screen could be painted.
  • 1.5Display a mark representing (an aircraft or vehicle) on a radar screen.
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    • On August 15, the boat was on a routine patrol when its radar painted a vessel at about 12 nm.
    • After being airborne for a half-hour, we painted a few contacts about 70 miles north.
  • 2Depict (someone or something) or produce (a picture) with paint: I painted a woman sitting next to a table lamp Marr is a self-taught artist who paints portraits
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    • ‘In these pictures I have painted people who go to Bridge House and being a part of my pictures gives them confidence in their own abilities’.
    • My best holiday was with Leo, the artist who'd painted me, and his wife Gemma one summer.
    • In 1995, he commissioned a Chinese artist to paint him together with his wife, son and daughter.
  • 2.1Give a description of (someone or something): I’m painted as some nut case living in the woods
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    • Though the mystical element is rather missing from his character here, Adès paints Prospero as a wonderfully vengeful mage.
    • The author paints a clear and useful description of the science of color.
    • The remake of Casino Royale, the first Bond novel, will concentrate instead on the character of the spy, painted by Ian Fleming in the book as a suave, coldly aggressive seducer.
    tell, recount, outline, sketch, describe, depict, evoke, conjure up


like watching paint dry

(Of an activity or experience) extremely boring.
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  • Sometimes it's boring, it's like watching paint dry.
  • They didn't want to touch it, man, it's boring, it's like watching paint dry, it's like watching grass grow.
  • Miserable weather, nothing happening apparently, short days, long nights, it's like a sort of void, waiting expectantly, like watching paint dry, suddenly the whole world goes mad for a few days.

paint a picture of

Describe (someone or something) in a particular way: the president painted a grim picture of life in the next century
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  • An article in the March 16 issue of the San Jose Mercury News begins to paint a picture of what California consumers will face.
  • He doesn't criticize the definitions, he chooses instead to try to paint a picture of extremism where there isn't any.
  • I think what she's trying to do is paint a picture of him more of a liberal.

paint oneself into a corner

Leave oneself no means of escape or room to maneuver.
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  • So the administration has done a pretty good job of painting itself into a corner where it has to act - and soon.
  • For all the exhilarating invention in these three books, however, there is also the sense of an author painting himself into a corner.
  • So I think they've kind of painted themselves into a corner here, and we're working with them to help get them out of that corner.

paint the town (red)

informal Go out and enjoy oneself flamboyantly.
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  • Once in a while, someone from up North comes to town, and paints the town red.
  • We were simply there to paint the town red by way of celebration for Stuart's birthday.
  • Raise the roof and paint the town red, there's cause for celebration.
celebrate, carouse, enjoy oneself, have a good/wild time, have a party
informal go out on the town, whoop it up, make whoopee, live it up, party, have a ball



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  • Apart from the squared off potholes, the view on both sides was magnificently paintable.
  • After the surface has been thoroughly dried, apply one coat of a paintable water repellent preservative or water repellent to the bare wood, being careful to liberally treat end and lap joints.
  • Fill the cracks between the old and new boards (the 1/8-inch cracks left from before) with paintable caulk.


adjetivo (paintier, paintiest)
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  • He held out his painty hands as though a cat's cradle was strung up between them.
  • When I got back, the paint was dry, so I got on with the second coat and ended up almost as painty as I had been before I went to the gym.
  • After painting this room, the decorators decided to tip their buckets of painty, murky water down a sink by the wall.


Middle English: from peint 'painted', past participle of Old French peindre, from Latin pingere 'to paint'.

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