KJV Dictionary Definition: paint


PA'INT, v.t. L. pingo,pictus.

1. To form a figure or likeness in colors; as, to paint a hero or a landscape.

2. To cover or besmear with color or colors, either with or without figures; as, to paint a cloth; to paint a house.

3. To represent by colors or images; to exhibit in form.

When folly romantic, we must paint it.

4. To represent or exhibit to the mind; to present in form or likeness to the intellectual view; to describe.


--The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.

5. To color; to diversify with colors.

6. To lay on artificial color for ornament.

Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. 2 Kings.9.


PA'INTED, pp. Colored; rubbed over with paint; as a painted house or cloth.

1. Represented in form by colors.

2. Described.


PA'INTING, ppr. Representing in colors; laying on colors.

PA'INTING, n. The art of forming figures or resembling objects in colors on canvas or other material, or the art of representing to the eye by means of figures and colors, any object of sight, and sometimes the emotions of the mind.

1. A picture; a likeness or resemblance in colors.

2. Colors laid on.