What does painting mean?

Definitions for painting
ˈpeɪn tɪŋpaint·ing

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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.

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. Patek Philippe Chairman Thierry Stern:

    When you are buy a Patek Philippe, you buy a timeless piece of art, it would be as if you told people to no longer buy paintings but TV screens projecting the image of a painting.

  2. Barack Obama:

    You can't capture this on an iPad or a flat screen or even an oil painting. You've got to come here and breathe it in yourself.

  3. Rudolf Staechelin:

    It is one of the paintings Gauguin made when he went to Tahiti for the first time, it was a happy painting.

  4. Jeff Melvoin:

    That's not painting, that's Paint-By-Numbers. That's therapy for the artistically challenged. That's what they prescribe for cretins in dayrooms.

  5. Axel Stein:

    His work with sand, earth and pigments is extraordinarily evident in this painting, his composition is very round.

Images & Illustrations of painting

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