paint - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a coloured liquid that you put on a surface to change its colour or that you use for making a picture

    Hand me that tin of paint, please.

    a coat of paint (=a layer of paint on a surface):

    You need to apply two coats of paint.

    1. a.
      dried paint on wood or another surface

      The paint was peeling off the doors.

  2. 2


    [plural] a set of small blocks or tubes containing paint of different colours that you use for making pictures

    a box of paints