What does limn mean?

Definitions for limn
lɪmlimn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delineate, limn, outlineverb

    trace the shape of

  2. portray, depict, limnverb

    make a portrait of

    "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"

GCIDE

  1. Limnverb

    Hence: To picture in words; to describe in graphic terms.

    Etymology: [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. 122. See Illuminate, Luminous.]

Wiktionary

  1. limnverb

    To draw or paint; delineate.

    Etymology: luminem, limnen, from enluminer, from illumino (English illuminate), in + lumino, from lumen, from lewk- (English leam).

  2. limnverb

    To describe.

    Etymology: luminem, limnen, from enluminer, from illumino (English illuminate), in + lumino, from lumen, from lewk- (English leam).

  3. limnverb

    To illuminate, as a manuscript.

    Etymology: luminem, limnen, from enluminer, from illumino (English illuminate), in + lumino, from lumen, from lewk- (English leam).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limnverb

    to draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush

    Etymology: [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. 122. See Illuminate, Luminous.]

  2. Limnverb

    to illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders

    Etymology: [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. 122. See Illuminate, Luminous.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Limn

    lim, v.t. to draw or paint, esp. in water-colours: (orig.) to illuminate with ornamental letters, &c.—n. Lim′ner, one who limns or paints on paper or parchment: a portrait-painter. [Contr. of O. Fr. enluminer—L. illumināre.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
    • A. usurious
    • B. splay
    • C. lank
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