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limn

 (lĭm)
tr.v. limned, limn·ing (lĭm′nĭng), limns
1. To describe or depict by painting or drawing.
2. To suffuse or highlight with light or color; illuminate: "There was just enough juice left in Merrill's flashlight to limn the outlines: A round lobe here. Another lobe over there" (Hampton Sides).
3. To describe or portray in words.

[Middle English limnen, to illuminate (a manuscript), probably alteration (influenced by limnour, illustrator) of luminen, from Old French luminer, from Latin lūmināre, to illuminate, adorn, from lūmen, lūmin-, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

limn′er (lĭm′nər) n.

limn

(lɪm)
vb (tr)
1. (Art Terms) to represent in drawing or painting
2. archaic to describe in words
3. (Art Terms) an obsolete word for illuminate
[C15: from Old French enluminer to illumine (a manuscript) from Latin inlūmināre to brighten, from lūmen light]
limner n

limn

(lɪm)

v.t.
1. to represent in drawing or painting.
2. to outline; delineate.
3. to portray in words; describe.
[1400–50; late Middle English lymne, variant of Middle English luminen to illuminate (manuscripts), aph. variant of enluminen < Middle French enluminer < Latin inlūmināre to illuminate]
lim′ner (-nər) n.

limn


Past participle: limned
Gerund: limning

Imperative
limn
limn
Present
I limn
you limn
he/she/it limns
we limn
you limn
they limn
Preterite
I limned
you limned
he/she/it limned
we limned
you limned
they limned
Present Continuous
I am limning
you are limning
he/she/it is limning
we are limning
you are limning
they are limning
Present Perfect
I have limned
you have limned
he/she/it has limned
we have limned
you have limned
they have limned
Past Continuous
I was limning
you were limning
he/she/it was limning
we were limning
you were limning
they were limning
Past Perfect
I had limned
you had limned
he/she/it had limned
we had limned
you had limned
they had limned
Future
I will limn
you will limn
he/she/it will limn
we will limn
you will limn
they will limn
Future Perfect
I will have limned
you will have limned
he/she/it will have limned
we will have limned
you will have limned
they will have limned
Future Continuous
I will be limning
you will be limning
he/she/it will be limning
we will be limning
you will be limning
they will be limning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been limning
you have been limning
he/she/it has been limning
we have been limning
you have been limning
they have been limning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been limning
you will have been limning
he/she/it will have been limning
we will have been limning
you will have been limning
they will have been limning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been limning
you had been limning
he/she/it had been limning
we had been limning
you had been limning
they had been limning
Conditional
I would limn
you would limn
he/she/it would limn
we would limn
you would limn
they would limn
Past Conditional
I would have limned
you would have limned
he/she/it would have limned
we would have limned
you would have limned
they would have limned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.limn - trace the shape of
lipstick - form by tracing with lipstick; "The clown had lipsticked circles on his cheeks"
contour - form the contours of
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
2.limn - make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

limn

verb
To present a lifelike image of:
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