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paint·ing

 (pān′tĭng)
n.
1. The process, art, or occupation of coating surfaces with paint for a utilitarian or artistic effect.
2. A picture or design in paint.

painting

(ˈpeɪntɪŋ)
n
1. (Art Terms) the art or process of applying paints to a surface such as canvas, to make a picture or other artistic composition
2. (Art Terms) a composition or picture made in this way
3. the act of applying paint to a surface with a brush

paint•ing

(ˈpeɪn tɪŋ)

n.
1. a picture or design executed in paints.
2. the act, art, or work of a person who paints.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.painting - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surfacepainting - 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"
abstraction - an abstract painting
cityscape - painting depicting a city or urban area
daub - an unskillful painting
distemper - a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
finger-painting - a painting produced by spreading paint with the fingers
graphic art - the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
ikon, icon - a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
landscape - painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
miniature, illumination - painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
monochrome - painting done in a range of tones of a single color
mural, wall painting - a painting that is applied to a wall surface
nude, nude painting - a painting of a naked human figure
oil painting - a picture painted with oil paints
pentimento - the reappearance in a painting of an underlying image that had been painted over (usually when the later painting becomes transparent with age)
sand painting - a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho); made of fine colored sands on a neutral background
waterscape, seascape - a painting of the sea (as distinguished from a landscape)
semi-abstraction - a semiabstract painting
still life - a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
tanka - a Tibetan religious painting on fabric
trompe l'oeil - a painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality
watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colour - a painting produced with watercolors
2.painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
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"
distemper - a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery
fresco - a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster
impasto - painting that applies the pigment thickly so that brush or palette knife marks are visible
oil painting - the art or method of painting with oil paints
watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colour - the art or technique of painting with watercolors
beaux arts, fine arts - the study and creation of visual works of art
3.painting - the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
spray painting - applying paint with a sprayer
splashing, splattering, spatter, spattering, splash - the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
finger-painting - painting by using the fingers to spread the paint
4.painting - the occupation of a house painterpainting - the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew"
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
building, construction - the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"

painting

noun picture, portrait, sketch, representation, illustration, image, work of art a large oil-painting of Queen Victoria
Translations
فَن الرَّسْملَوْحَةٌلَوْحَه
malbamalováníobraz
maleridet at male
maalmaalimine
maalaus
slika
festményfestészet
málverkmálun; málaralist
絵画
그림
maľbaobraz
slika
målning
ภาพวาด
bức hoạ

painting

[ˈpeɪntɪŋ] N
1. (Art) (= picture) → cuadro m, pintura f; (= activity, genre) → pintura f
to study paintingestudiar pintura
French Impressionist paintingla pintura impresionista francesa
see also oil C
2. (= decorating) → pintura f
painting and decoratingpintura f y decoración

painting

[ˈpeɪntɪŋ]
n
(= activity) [pictures] → peinture f
My hobby is painting → Mon hobby c'est la peinture.
She really enjoyed painting and gardening → Elle aimait beaucoup la peinture et le jardinage.
[houses, wall, door] → peinture f painting and decorating
(= picture) → tableau m
a painting by Picasso → un tableau de Picasso
modif
a painting class → un cours de peinturepainting and decorating narchitecture f d'intérieurpaint stripper ndécapant m

painting

n
(= picture)Bild nt, → Gemälde nt
no pl (Art) → Malerei f
no pl (of flat etc)Anstreichen nt

painting

[ˈpeɪntɪŋ] n (Art) (picture) → dipinto, quadro; (activity) → pittura; (decorating, of doors) → verniciatura; (000, of walls) → imbiancatura

paint

(peint) noun
a colouring substance in the form of liquid or paste. The artist's clothes were covered in paint; (also adjective) a paint pot.
verb
1. to spread paint carefully on (wood, walls etc). He is painting the kitchen.
2. to make a picture (of something or someone) using paint. She painted her mother and father.
ˈpainter noun
1. a person whose job is to put paint on things, especially walls, doors etc in houses. We employed a painter to paint the outside of the house.
2. an artist who makes pictures in paint. Who was the painter of this portrait?
ˈpainting noun
1. the act or art of using paint. Painting is very relaxing.
2. a painted picture. There were four paintings (hanging) on the wall.
ˈpaint-box noun
a (small) box containing different paints for making pictures.
ˈpaint-brush noun
a brush used for putting on paint.

painting

لَوْحَةٌ malba maleri Gemälde πίνακας cuadro maalaus tableau slika dipinto 絵画 그림 schilderij maleri malarstwo quadro живопись målning ภาพวาด resim bức hoạ 绘画
References in classic literature ?
From fire to oil was a natural transition for burned fingers, and Amy fell to painting with undiminished ardor.
With other men he lived in a box car and away they went from town to town painting the railroad property-switches, crossing gates, bridges, and stations.
He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain--no matter what--after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
The smile reminded Thorndike of the smile on the face of a mother in a painting by Murillo he had lately presented to the chapel in the college he had given to his native town.
Moving on, I at last came to a dim sort of light not far from the docks, and heard a forlorn creaking in the air; and looking up, saw a swinging sign over the door with a white painting upon it, faintly representing a tall straight jet of misty spray, and these words underneath -- The Spouter-Inn: --Peter Coffin.
She wears a white shirtwaist, which represents, perhaps, half a week's labor painting cans.
We had had the best instructors in drawing and painting in Germany--Ha"mmerling, Vogel, Mu"ller, Dietz, and Schumann.
I've learned decalcomania, and after I take up lustre painting I shall have it simply stiff with drapes and tidies and placques and sofa pillows, and make mo- ther let me have a fire, and receive my friends there evenings.
She put it into her hands as she spoke; and when Elinor saw the painting, whatever other doubts her fear of a too hasty decision, or her wish of detecting falsehood might suffer to linger in her mind, she could have none of its being Edward's face.
In this room, too, there was a cabinet piano, quite new and of superior tone; also an easel for painting and a pair of globes.
I'd not exchange, for a thousand lives, my condition here, for Edgar Linton's at Thrushcross Grange - not if I might have the privilege of flinging Joseph off the highest gable, and painting the house- front with Hindley's blood
Noel Vanstone to take a private opportunity of looking at you; and I am going to give the lie direct to that she-devil Lecount by painting out your moles.