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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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painting

noun picture, portrait, sketch, representation, illustration, image, work of art a large oil-painting of Queen Victoria
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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
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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
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painting

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

[ˈpeɪntɪŋ] n (Art) (picture) → dipinto, quadro; (activity) → pittura; (decorating, of doors) → verniciatura; (000, of walls) → imbiancatura
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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.
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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
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References in classic literature ?
But, taken for all in all, by far the finest, though in some details not the most correct, presentations of whales and whaling scenes to be anywhere found, are two large French engravings, well executed, and taken from paintings by one Garnery.
It was recognized that a young woman who had taken lessons from Servin was capable of judging the paintings of the Musee conclusively, of making a striking portrait, copying an ancient master, or painting a genre picture.
Rossetti continued all his life to produce both poetry and paintings. His pictures are among the best and most gorgeous products of recent romantic art--'Dante's Dream,' 'Beata Beatrix,'
That fact I saw again in the Academmia at Naples, in the chambers of sculpture, and yet again when I came to Rome and to the paintings of Raphael, Angelo, Sacchi, Titian, and Leonardo da Vinci.
As he had from a child a taste for painting, and as, not knowing what to spend his money on, he had begun collecting engravings, he came to a stop at painting, began to take interest in it, and concentrated upon it the unoccupied mass of desires which demanded satisfaction.
There are four things which it is usual to teach children--reading, gymnastic exercises, and music, to which (in the fourth place) some add painting. Reading and painting are both of them of singular use in life, and gymnastic exercises, as productive of courage.
"Yes, and that your painting her was the chief outcome of her existence--the divinity passing into higher completeness and all but exhausted in the act of covering your bit of canvas.
"When you feel the beauty of that," she said, "you'll know something about painting."
I'm painting better than I've ever painted before."
Drawing is of no consequence; painting is of no consequence; perspective is of no consequence; ideas are of no consequence.
It isn't on account of painting that I let things go."
It is the same in painting; and here lies the difference between Zeuxis and Polygnotus.