paint

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paint is part of the Basic English 850.
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paint is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
paint


Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
paint

Plural
paints

A bucket of green paint.
  1. a liquid used to colour something
    There were all sorts of paints at the shop - green, red, and blue.
    Sarah used pink paint to decorate the wall.


Verb[change]

Plain form
paint

Third-person singular
paints

Past tense
painted

Past participle
painted

Present participle
painting

  1. to use paint to colour something
    John painted the wall brown.
  2. to use paint to make a picture.
    The child painted a picture of a flower.