What does painting mean?

Definitions for painting
ˈpeɪn tɪŋpaint·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word painting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. painting, picturenoun

    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"

  2. paintingnoun

    creating a picture with paints

    "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

  3. paintingnoun

    the act of applying paint to a surface

    "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

  4. painting, house paintingnoun

    the occupation of a house painter

    "house painting was the only craft he knew"

Wiktionary

  1. paintingnoun

    An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).

    The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.

  2. paintingnoun

    The action of applying paint to a surface.

    Artistic painting often takes longer then utilitarian house - etc. painting.

  3. paintingnoun

    The same activity as an art form.

    Some artists excel in both painting and sculpture, like Michelangelo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Paintingnoun

    Etymology: from paint.

    If painting be acknowledged for an art, it follows that no arts are without their precepts. Dryden.

    ’Tis in life as ’tis in painting,
    Much may be right, yet much be wanting. Matthew Prior.

    This is the very painting of your fear;
    This is the air-drawn dagger which you said,
    Led you to Duncan. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Painting is welcome;
    The painting is almost the natural man:
    For since dishonour trafficks with man’s nature,
    He is but outside: pencil’d figures are
    Ev’n such as they give out. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    If any such be here
    That love this painting, wherein you see me smear’d,
    Let him express his disposition, William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

Wikipedia

  1. Painting

    Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (called the "matrix" or "support"). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action (the final work is called "a painting"). The support for paintings includes such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, pottery, leaf, copper and concrete, and the painting may incorporate multiple other materials, including sand, clay, paper, plaster, gold leaf, and even whole objects. Painting is an important form in the visual arts, bringing in elements such as drawing, composition, gesture (as in gestural painting), narration (as in narrative art), and abstraction (as in abstract art). Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in still life and landscape painting), photographic, abstract, narrative, symbolistic (as in Symbolist art), emotive (as in Expressionism) or political in nature (as in Artivism). A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by religious art. Examples of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery, to Biblical scenes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, to scenes from the life of Buddha (or other images of Eastern religious origin).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Painting

    of Paint

  2. Paintingnoun

    the act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors

  3. Paintingnoun

    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

  4. Paintingnoun

    color laid on; paint

  5. Paintingnoun

    a depicting by words; vivid representation in words

Freebase

  1. Painting

    Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, leaf, copper or concrete, and may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, gold leaf as well as objects. Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition or abstraction and other aesthetics may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational, photographic, abstract, be loaded with narrative content, symbolism, emotion or be political in nature. A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas; examples of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery to Biblical scenes rendered on the interior walls and ceiling of The Sistine Chapel, to scenes from the life of Buddha or other images of eastern religious origin.

Editors Contribution

  1. paintingverb

    Verb form of the word paint.

    They were painting the house as they are getting married this year and choose to ensure the house reflects the colors they love.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'painting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2655

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'painting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3998

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'painting' in Nouns Frequency: #659

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of painting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of painting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of painting in a Sentence

  1. Michael Pfleger:

    We're painting a reality that's difficult and hard.

  2. Robert Redford:

    It's a creative enterprise, just like art, just like painting, music. Creating something can be done in different categories, so to do it in film is just another expression, which is great. Because it translates so well because so many people see the work, if you're lucky.

  3. Gertrude Stein:

    The first hope of a painter who feels hopeful about painting is the hope that the painting will move, that it will live outside its frame.

  4. Bob Ross:

    We don't make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents. - from the Joy of Painting

  5. Benjamin Haydon:

    One of the surest evidences of an elevated taste is the power of enjoying works of impassioned terrorism, in poetry, and painting. The man who can look at impassioned subjects of terror with a feeling of exultation may be certain he has an elevated taste.

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