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re- +‎ paint (verb)


  • (verb) enPR: rē-pāntʹ, IPA(key): /ɹiːˈpeɪnt/
  • (file)
  • (noun) enPR: rēʹpānt, IPA(key): /ˈɹiːpeɪnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪnt


repaint (third-person singular simple present repaints, present participle repainting, simple past and past participle repainted)

  1. To paint anew or again, especially if recently painted.
    to repaint a house; to repaint the ground of a picture
    Related terms: reapply, recoat, renovate
    • 2022 September 21, “Network News: Freight firms continue repaints on Class 66s”, in RAIL, number 966, page 17:
      Nearly all of their locomotives have never been repainted, which is as much as 24 years in the case of some of the DB Cargo units.
  2. (computing, transitive, intransitive) To draw or render again on the display.
    • 2010, Andrew Troelsen, Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, page 1551:
      To force a window to repaint itself programmatically, you call the inherited Invalidate() method []



repaint (plural repaints)

  1. The act or process of painting something again, especially if recently painted.
    They didn't like the color so we had to do a repaint.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 67:
      More join us at Colwall and at the lovely station at Great Malvern, although the place is in need of some TLC nowadays. The ornate canopy supports are overdue a repaint, and the closed cafe gives the place a forlorn air.
  2. (computing) The act of drawing or rendering again on the display.
    • 2005, Chris Sells, Ian Griffiths, Programming Windows Presentation Foundation:
      WPF will call your OnRender function when it needs to know what content your visual displays, but the way graphics acceleration works in WPF means that this happens far less often than the equivalent repaints in Win32.