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, picture(noun)

    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. painting(noun)

    creating a picture with paints

    "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

  3. painting(noun)

    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 painting(noun)

    the occupation of a house painter

    "house painting was the only craft he knew"

Wiktionary

  1. painting(Noun)

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

    The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.

  2. painting(Noun)

    The action of applying paint to a surface.

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

  3. painting(Noun)

    The same activity as an art form.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Painting

    of Paint

  2. Painting(noun)

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

  3. Painting(noun)

    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. Painting(noun)

    color laid on; paint

  5. Painting(noun)

    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. painting

    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. Pablo Picasso:

    I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!

  2. Gil Marmol:

    The purchaser responded that he did not recognize the painting, that he had no record of purchasing it and he maintained this position.

  3. Ashleigh Wilson:

    There are not too many sure bets in the world of art, but a Whiteley painting from the mid-70s featuring Lavender Bay comes pretty close, that was a period when he really reached the summit of his creativity.

  4. Nur Anira Asyikin:

    He's very much your typical 3-year-old, he really loves painting and reading books, really anything arts and crafts. He loves playing with Legos and Play-Doh especially...

  5. Harold Rosenberg:

    Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself engaged in creating himself. Self-transformation and the transformation of others have constituted the radical interest of our century, whether in painting, psychiatry, or political action.

Images & Illustrations of painting

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