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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Paint \Paint\ (p[=a]nt), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Painted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Painting}.] [OE. peinten, fr. F. peint, p. p. of peindre to paint, fr. L. pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. poiki'los many-colored, Skr. pi[,c] to adorn. Cf. {Depict}, {Picture}, {Pigment}, {Pint}.]

1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.

Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. --2 Kings ix. 30.

2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.

Not painted with the crimson spots of blood. --Shak.

Cuckoo buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight. --Shak.

3. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.

4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict; as, to paint a political opponent as a traitor.

Disloyal? The word is too good to paint out her wickedness. --Shak.

If folly grow romantic, I must paint it. --Pope.

Syn: To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Painting \Paint"ing\, noun

1. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.

2. (Fine Arts) 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.

3. Color laid on; paint. [R.] --Shak.

4. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.

Syn: See {Picture}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

painting

noun

1: 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" [syn: {painting}, {picture}]

2: creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

3: the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

4: the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew" [syn: {painting}, {house painting}]


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