|1.||a substance used for decorating or protecting a surface, esp a mixture consisting of a solid pigment suspended in a liquid, that when applied to a surface dries to form a hard coating|
|2.||a dry film of paint on a surface|
|3.||the solid pigment of a paint before it is suspended in liquid|
|4.||informal face make-up, such as rouge|
|5.||short for greasepaint|
|6.||to make (a picture) of (a figure, landscape, etc) with paint applied to a surface such as canvas|
|7.||to coat (a surface) with paint, as in decorating|
|8.||(tr) to apply (liquid) onto (a surface): her mother painted the cut with antiseptic|
|9.||(tr) to apply make-up onto (the face, lips, etc)|
|10.||(tr) to describe vividly in words|
|11.||informal paint the town red to celebrate uninhibitedly; go on a spree|
|[C13: from Old French peint painted, from peindre to paint, from Latin pingere to paint, adorn]|
A solution or suspension of one or more medicaments applied to the skin with a brush or large applicator. v. paint·ed, paint·ing, paints
To apply medicine to; swab.
Jezebel "painted her face" (2 Kings 9:30); and the practice of painting the face and the eyes seems to have been common (Jer. 4:30; Ezek. 23:40). An allusion to this practice is found in the name of Job's daughter (42:14) Kerenhappuch (q.v.). Paintings in the modern sense of the word were unknown to the ancient Jews.