"paints" in the noun sense
1. paint, pigment
a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid dries to form a hard coating
"artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"
2. key, paint
basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
"he hit a jump shot from the top of the key"
"he dominates play in the paint"
3. rouge, paint, blusher
makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
"paints" in the verb sense
make a painting
"he painted all day in the garden"
"He painted a painting of the garden"
apply paint to coat with paint
"We painted the rooms yellow"
make a painting of
"He painted his mistress many times"
apply a liquid to e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil
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