paint

v. t.

  1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
  2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
  3. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.
  4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict.
  5. To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.
  6. To color one's face by way of beautifying it.

n.

  1. A pigment or coloring substance.
  2. The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum, or the like, for application to a surface.
  3. A cosmetic; rouge.