US: /ˈpeɪnt/
UK: /pˈe‍ɪnt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

paint /peint/
  • danh từ
    • sơn
    • thuốc màu
    • phấn (bôi má)
    • as pretty (smart) as paint
      • đẹp như vẽ
  • ngoại động từ
    • sơn, quét sơn
      • to paint a door green: sơn cửa màu lục
    • vẽ, tô vẽ, mô tả
      • to paint a landscope: vẽ phong cảnh
      • to paint a black (rosy) picture of: bôi đen (tô hồng)
    • đánh phấn
    • nội động từ
      • vẽ tranh
      • thoa phấn
      • to paint in
        • ghi bằng sơn
      • to paint out
        • sơn phủ lên, lấy sơn quét lấp đi
      • to panin in bright colours
        • vẽ màu tươi, vẽ màu sáng; (nghĩa bóng) tô hồng (sự việc gì)
      • to pain the lily
        • mặc thêm là lượt cho phò mã (làm một việc thừa)
      • to paint the town red
        • (xem) town

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [U] a liquid that is put on surfaces to give them a particular colour; a layer of this liquid when it has dried on a surface: white / yellow paint + gloss / matt / acrylic paint + The woodwork has recently been given a fresh coat of paint. + Wet paint! (= used as a sign) + The paint is starting to peel off.
    2 (paints) [pl.] tubes or blocks of paint used for painting pictures: oil paints
    + verb
    1 ~ sth (with sth) to cover a surface or object with paint: [VN] We've decided to have the house painted. + Paint the shed with weather-resistant paint. + a brightly painted barge + [VN-ADJ] The walls were painted yellow. [also VN-N, V]
    2 ~ (in sth)
    ~ sth (on sth) to make a picture or design using paints: [VN] to paint landscapes / portraits + A friend painted the children for me (= painted a picture of the children). + Slogans had been painted on the walls. + [V] She paints in oils. + My mother paints well.
    3 [VN] ~ sb/sth (as sth) to give a particular impression of sb/sth
    Synonym: PORTRAY
    The article paints them as a bunch of petty criminals. + The documentary painted her in a bad light.
    4 [VN] to put coloured MAKE-UP on your nails, lips, etc.
    Idioms: paint a (grim, gloomy, rosy, etc.) picture of sb/sth to describe sth in a particular way; to give a particular impression of sb/sth: The report paints a vivid picture of life in the city. + Journalists paint a grim picture of conditions in the camps.
    paint the town red (informal) to go to a lot of different bars, clubs, etc. and enjoy yourself
    paint sth with a broad brush to describe sth in a general way, ignoring the details
    more at BLACK adj.
    Phrasal Verbs: paint sth<->out to cover part of a picture, sign, etc. with another layer of paint: The premises have been sold and the company name painted out.
    paint over sth to cover sth with a layer of paint: We painted over the dirty marks on the wall.

    Collocation dictionary


    thick | runny, thin | fresh | dry, wet | emulsion, enamel, gloss, matt, metallic, satin, spray | lead, lead-based, oil-based, water-based | acrylic, oil, poster
    an artist working with acrylic paints


    blob, speck, splash, spot
    Specks of paint found at the scene were found to match the accused's car.
    | coat
    I'll give the walls a fresh coat of paint.
    | layer
    The artist has used several layers of paint to create the stormy sky.
    | lick
    (informal) A lick of paint will do wonders for the room.
    | jar, pot, tube | box, set
    a set of watercolour paints


    apply, put on, spray | daub with, spatter with, splash with | remove, scrape off, strip (off) | mix | dilute, thin


    dry | blister, chip, crack, flake (off), peel
    Paint was peeling from the walls.


    | pot | manufacturer, shop | job
    We did a quick paint job on the car and hoped the damage wasn't noticeable.


    carefully | badly, crudely
    The walls had been painted very badly. a crudely painted human figure
    | beautifully, exquisitely | brightly, gaily
    the cheerful, brightly painted doors
    | garishly, gaudily


    an artist who usually paints in oils
    | on
    I like to paint on canvas.
    | with
    Paint the box all over with varnish.


    freshly/newly painted, paint sth blue, white, etc.
    We painted the walls light green.

    Concise English dictionary

    +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
    +(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
    +makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
    +make a painting
    +apply paint to; coat with paint
    +make a painting of
    +apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil