Definitions of painting

  1. the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. making a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The work of the painter; also, any work of art in which objects are represented in color on a flat surface; a colored representation of any object or scene; a picture. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Color laid on; paint. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The act or art of laying on colors with a brush; the art of showing objects on a surface by means of colors; a picture in colors. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The act or art of using paints; a painted picture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act or employment of laying on colours; the art of representing objects or scenes in colours; a picture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The art of laying on colours, or of representing objects by delineations and colours; a picture; a painted resemblance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for painting

  1. He first directed his attention to portrait painting but when in Italy, calling one day at the house of Zucarelli, and growing weary with waiting, he began painting the scene on which his friend's chamber window looked. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  2. Painting with Kenny was an occupation, never work. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple