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Definition of the noun airbrush

What does airbrush mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airbrushes

  1. an atomizer to spray paint by means of compressed air

Alternative definition of the noun airbrush


  1. A miniature, handheld paint sprayer, powered by compressed air or other gas, used for delicate, artistic painting, or sometimes retouching of photographs.

Definition of the verb airbrush

What does airbrush mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: airbrushed | airbrushing | airbrushes

  1. paint with an airbrush
    • example: The old car looks like new now that we airbrushed it
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: paint = apply paint to

Alternative definition of the verb airbrush


  1. To paint using an airbrush.
  2. To touch up or enhance a photograph, often with intent to mislead.


Airbrush: An airbrush is a small, air-operated tool that sprays various media including ink and dye, but most often paint by a process of nebulization. Spray guns were developed from the airbrush and are still considered a type of airbrush.

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Google previewWatercolor (2010)

Realistic Painting by Daniel K Tennant

The airbrush is a small pen-sized tool that uses compressed air to spray paint. It was invented in 1893 by Charles...

Google previewAuto Body Repair Technology (2014)

by James E. Duffy

Airbrushes An airbrush is a small spray gun designed to do custom painting. It can be used to apply a fine line of paint or to blend paint over a custom pattern when doing complex shapes in a paint job. Refer to Figure 24–52. It is important to ...

Google previewIllustrations (2012)

Everybody's Complete and Practical Guide by Graham T. Richardson

An airbrush is a sophisticated, adjustable version of a spray can of paint, with fingertip control of the amount of color taken from the liquid reservoir by the air passing through the nozzle (Figs. 8–75). There are, however, two drawbacks: the ...

Google previewHow to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts (2012)

by Daniel Burrill, Jeffrey Zurschmeide

An airbrush is the preferred method for applying the colored gel coat to the repair, but you can use a Preval sprayer, or even a paint brush, if need be. As we mentioned earlier, gel coat does not surface cure, and it remains tacky where it is ...

Google previewMilady Standard Makeup (2012)

by Michelle D’Allaird

AIRBRUSH EQUIPMENT An airbrush is a tool used in conjunction with an air compressor to spray liquids (Figure 16—3). Together, the compressor and the airbrush produce different forms of art from delicate makeup designs on the face to ...

Google previewContemporary Studio Porcelain (2003)

by Peter Lane

AIR-BRUSHING The airbrush is a wonderfully versatile tool. There are many different types available from which to choose one best-suited to the work in hand . The most basic models provide a constant spray pattern but far greater control is ...

Google previewManufacturing Rationality (2002)

The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution by Yehouda A. Shenhav

The airbrush is an instrument that allows painting by means of a flow of pulverized, or atomized, colored liquid. The control of this flow largely depends on the pressure of the air that the pulverization produces, on the consistency of the paint, ...

Google previewThe Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration (2003)

by Elaine R. S. Hodges, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (U.S.)

An airbrush is a sophisticated spray gun designed to apply pigmented liquid medium to a surface by means of air pressure. The spray can be controlled to produce the fine lines, soft tonal gradations, translucency, tints, and stippling required in ...

Google previewEssential Lightwave 3D 8 (2005)

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Master LightWave by Timothy Albee, Steve Warner, Robin Wood

Map | General | Airbrush is a tool that lets you ...

Google previewResist and Masking Techniques (1996)

by Peter Beard

the beauty of the airbrush is that it can be used free hand in a similar way to the graffiti drawings that are common these days. By adjusting its distance from the surface. the airbrush can ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nails (2006)

by Jacqui Jefford, Anne Swain

the airbrush. The paint enters the airbrush from the reservoir and is fed x through to the nozzle. When using a lot of colours a smaller cup is much > more convenient than having to keep cleaning a large bottle or cup between h colour changes.

Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

The airbrush moved from the toolbar in Photoshop 7.0 and now appears in the brush tool's options bar. Now you simply choose airbrush as a style and select how you want it to work from the Brush palette. Hold down the mouse and drag it ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (2008)

by Gerald W. R. Ward

Airbrush. Hand-held painting instrument, of about the same size as or slightly larger than a pen, that delivers paint in a controlled spray. It is connected to a supply of compressed air by a flexible hose and draws paint from an integral reservoir ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking Tools & Techniques (2009)

by Susan Pickering Rothamel

Airbrush 1 . A hand tool that, when using either canned air under pressure or an air compressor, evenly distributes paint, ink, or dye in a fine mist ( Fig. 6). 2. A method of retouching illustrations, black-and-white photos, or color photos, ...


airbrush a tool available in some paint programs that simulates ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Surfing (2005)

by Matt Warshaw

airbrush Surfboard-coloring method using water- soluble acrylic...

Airbrush designs range from clean and simple to wildly extravagant; the process adds between $20 and $200 to the board's retail cost.

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

airbrush noun a device for spraying paint by means of compressed air. •verb paint a ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

airbrush Adevice with anozzle forapplyingpaint with compressed air. airbrush air chamber In water piping, a vertical pipe containing entrapped air to absorb the pressure shock when a valve is ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

~agruvvaeshin - aggravation ~Aguestteen - Agustin ~Aguestteen - Augustine ~ agunee - agony ~aguniez - agonize ~agunist - agonist ~Agyuelaar - Aguilar ~air - air ~air - ere ~air - heir ~airaet - aerate ~airborn - airborne ~airbrush - airbrush ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (2009)

by Ian Chilvers

airbrush An instrument for spraying paint or similar substance (ink, dye, varnish) by means of ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1R1B3R1U1S1H4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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