4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict.
The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.
If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.Pope.
Syn. To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe.
(Paint), v. t.
1. To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.
2. To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
Let her paint an inch thick.Shak.
1. (a) A pigment or coloring substance. (b) The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum,
or the like, for application to a surface.
2. A cosmetic; rouge. Praed.
1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.
As idle as a painted shipColeridge.
Upon a painted ocean.
2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting.
Painted beauty (Zoöl.), a handsome American butterfly having a variety of bright colors, Painted
cup (Bot.), any plant of an American genus of herbs (Castilleia) in which the bracts are usually bright-
colored and more showy than the flowers. Castilleia coccinea has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and is common
in meadows. Painted finch. See Nonpareil. Painted lady (Zoöl.), a bright-colored butterfly.
See Thistle butterfly. Painted turtle (Zoöl.), a common American freshwater tortoise having bright
red and yellow markings beneath.
(Paint"er) n. [OE, pantere a noose, snare, F. pantière, LL. panthera, L. panther a hunting net,
fr. Gr. panqh`ra; pa^s all + qh`r beast; cf. Ir. painteir a net, gin, snare, Gael. painntear.] (Naut.) A
rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything. Totten.
(Paint"er), n. [Corrupt. of panther.] (Zoöl.) The panther, or puma. [A form representing an
illiterate pronunciation, U. S.] J. F. Cooper.
Painter's colic. (Med.) See Lead colic, under Colic. Painter stainer. (a) A painter of coats of
arms. Crabb. (b) A member of a livery company or guild in London, bearing this name.
(Paint"er), n. [See lst Paint.] One whose occupation is to paint; esp.: (a) One who covers
buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint. (b) An artist who represents objects or scenes in
color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like.
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