What does painting mean?

Definitions for painting
ˈpeɪn tɪŋpaint·ing

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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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How to say painting in sign language?

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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:

    Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.

  2. Marguerite Duras:

    No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.

  3. Eugène Delacroix:

    What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.

  4. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    My hope is that we can reach conclusions that will give us a reasonable opinion as soon as possible, because the investigation is looking into many things such as toxic materials and those materials being removed by painting them over.

  5. Eric Turquin:

    This is an important work in art history. Cimabue pushed the envelope, he broke with the Greek style of painting with no perspective and he introduced humanity. In 1280, that was totally new, he was a revolutionary.

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