What is Paint?

Paint definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art.
an application of this.

the dried surface pigment: Don’t scuff the paint.
the solid coloring matter alone; pigment.
facial cosmetics, especially lipstick, rouge, etc., designed to heighten natural color.
Chiefly Western U.S. a pied, calico, or spotted horse or pony; pinto.

verb (used with object)
to coat, cover, or decorate (something) with paint: to paint a fence.
to produce (a picture, design, etc.) in paint: to paint a portrait.

to represent in paint, as in oils, tempera, or watercolor: to paint an actress as the Muse of tragedy.
to depict as if by painting; describe vividly in words: The ads painted the resort as a winter wonderland.
to color by or as if by painting: Sunset painted the clouds pink.
to apply a substance to, as a liquid medicine or a cosmetic: to paint a cut with iodine.

verb (used without object)
to coat or cover anything with paint.
to engage in painting as an art: She has begun to paint in her spare time.

to put on or use facial cosmetics.