What does paintbrush mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paintbrushnoun

    a brush used as an applicator (to apply paint)


  1. paintbrushnoun

    A thin brush for applying paint.


  1. Paintbrush

    A paintbrush is a brush used to apply paint or ink. A paintbrush is usually made by clamping bristles to a handle with a ferrule. They are available in various sizes, shapes, and materials. Thicker ones are used for filling in, and thinner ones are used for details. They may be subdivided into decorators' brushes used for painting and decorating and artists' brushes use for visual art.


  1. paintbrush

    A paintbrush is a handheld tool with bristles, wires or other filaments, used to apply paint or ink to a surface. It typically consists of a handle or grip and a brush head which absorbs the paint and transfers it to the surface. Its size and shape varies depending on its specific purpose and type of paint to be used.

Editors Contribution

  1. paintbrush

    A type of brush and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles to apply paint.

    Paintbrushes are created in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to meet a variety of need.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 23, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paintbrush in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paintbrush in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of paintbrush in a Sentence

  1. Mildred & Victor Goertzel:

    Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.

  2. Henry Cuellar:

    If there was a problem, it should be investigated, and I think that’s it. But Border Patrol agents can not paint Border Patrol with the same type of paintbrush. What are they supposed to do, just stand there and let everybody come in ? They’re supposed to be enforcing the law.

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