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Noun: painting  peyn-ting
  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";
    - 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";
    - house painting
Verb: paint  peynt
  1. (art) make a painting
    "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
  2. Apply paint to; coat with paint
    "We painted the rooms yellow"
  3. (art) make a painting of
    "He painted his mistress many times"
  4. Apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil

Derived forms: paintings

Type of: application, art, artistic creation, artistic production, beaux arts, coat, coating, cover, covering, craft, create, fine arts, graphic art, interpret, represent, surface, trade

Part of: building, construction

Encyclopedia: Painting, the art of

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