What does oil paint mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oil paint(noun)

    paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle


  1. oil paint(Noun)

    A paint in which the colours are suspended in an oil such as linseed oil which hardens on exposure to the air.


  1. Oil paint

    Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paint film. Oil paints have been used in Europe since the 12th century for simple decoration, but were not widely adopted as an artistic medium until the early 15th century. Common modern applications of oil paint are in finishing and protection of wood in buildings and exposed metal structures such as ships and bridges. Its hard-wearing properties and luminous colors make it desirable for both interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Due to its slow-drying properties, it has recently been used in paint-on-glass animation. Thickness of coat has considerable bearing on time required for drying: thin coats of oil paint dry relatively quickly.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oil paint in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oil paint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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