• WordNet 3.6
    • adj painted having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly "a jester dressed in motley","the painted desert","a particolored dress","a piebald horse","pied daisies"
    • adj painted lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting "in public he wore a painted smile"
    • adj painted coated with paint "freshly painted lawn furniture"
    • adj painted having makeup applied "brazen painted faces"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Mitral Paintings in the Ruins of an Ancient House At Kahun Mitral Paintings in the Ruins of an Ancient House At Kahun
Painting at the Entrance of The Fifth Tomb Painting at the Entrance of The Fifth Tomb
Painted by Jennie Harbour Painted by Jennie Harbour
Building a small boat at Jamestown about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Building a small boat at Jamestown about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures
    • Painted Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. "As idle as a painted ship
      Upon a painted ocean."
    • Painted (Nat. Hist) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings (The Red Vineyard)
    • painted Coated or covered with paint, or with designs executed in colors.
    • painted In zoology, highly colored; having a bright, rich, or varied coloration, as if artificially painted.
    • painted Depicted in colors.
    • painted Existing merely as a picture or representation; artificial; counterfeit; feigned; unreal; disguised.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Talc was used by cavemen 15,000 years ago as an ingredient added to make paint
    • adj Painted covered with paint: ornamented with coloured figures: marked with bright colours
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  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “Sunlight is painting.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
  • Simonides
    “Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting.”
  • Vincent Van Gogh
    “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The tongue can paint what the eye can't see.”


Paint the town red - If you go out for a night out with lots of fun and drinking, you paint the town red.
Paint yourself into a corner - (USA) If someone paints themselves into a corner, they get themselves into a mess.
Painted Jezebel - A painted Jezebel is a scheming woman.
Watching paint dry - If something is like watching paint dry, it is really boring.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr., pa.p. of Fr. peindre, to paint—L. pingĕre, pictum, to paint.


In literature:

The tarpaulin, or painted, cover over the spars.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
She seems to me a painted angel!
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
The painting is as brilliant in color to-day as it was when painted three hundred and fifty years ago.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
It is not merely that I paint from him, draw from him, sketch from him.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Whereupon the Prior resolved to give him every opportunity and convenience for learning to paint.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
A picture, though "hand-painted," may be wholly mechanical in spirit.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
I will paint it with the apple-branch together.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Now I am not going to lecture, in this course, on painting, nor on light-and-shade drawing, but on engraving only.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
A painting that Holbein laid his own brushes on, mixed his own paint for!
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
It was painted by a famous painter, I've been told.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner

In poetry:

Oh ! could I paint the wishes gay,
The hopes that all my reason stole,
When their voluptuous thrilling day
First dawn'd upon my wond'ring soul !
"The Discarded Lover" by Laura Sophia Temple
'Tis not in mortal man to paint
The damning scenes transacted there,
At thought of which the heart grows faint
And clouds the brow with dark despair.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
And she, the lady of this simple tale,
Was tall and straight, and beautiful to view;
Even a poet’s burning words would fail
To paint her roseate hue.
"A Romance In The Rough" by Arthur Patchett Martin
The promise, which from age to age,
Has brought the changing seasons round;
Again shall calm the winter's rage,
Perfume the air, and paint the ground.
"Waiting For Spring" by John Newton
So rose the picture full in view
I paint in feebler song;
Such power the seamless banner knew
Of red and white and starry blue
For exiles banished long.
"Our Home—Our Country" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oh! who can paint the lover's woe,
Or childless father's deep remorse,
While, bending o'er the blood-stained bed,
He clasped his daughter's pallid corse!
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie

In news:

O'Brothers is a converted home painted white and trimmed in bright red paint.
Officials at an art museum in Houston said Tuesday that a Pablo Picasso painting is mostly fixed after a vandal spray-painted it last week.
Man Uses Dog's Tail as Paint Brush to Paint Picture.
Salvador Dali in London Dali's paintings, which he described as 'hand painted dream photographs' combined conventional techniques with fantastic images.
Painting season's just a few dry days away, and Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful is gathering teams to transform shabby homes into jewels.
Easter egg painting is a strong part of Sorbian tradition and visual elements within the painting are meant to ward off evil.
"It's pointless to talk about painting," says Gerhard Richter, partway through Gerhard Richter Painting, a poignant new documentary.
Squinters of color swatches will finally get a strip they can see Friday (April 1), when PPG Pittsburgh Paints unveils what it calls the world's largest paint swatch .
How a former graffiti-tagging gang member is fighting spray paint with spray paint.
Don McCoy/The Jersey Journal Derran McKinnon was one of 10 students of the Pittsburgh Paints Trade School who, as part of theri 16-week course, volunteer 8 Saturdays to paint non profit organizations around Jersey City.
The Painted Post Lions Club will be hosting "Come Talk to Santa" from noon to 1:30 pm on Dec 1 at the Village Square Plaza in Painted Post.
" Paint The Pipes" is a program that Began in August with the goal of painting all of the ventilation pipes downtown with a variety of colors and themes.
Car paint chip repair is easy to take on, as long as you can find the right paint —and let your layers dry.
I am a fan of their paint and, like any homeowner, can always find a painting project to do, so I love that we'll have a store right in our neighborhood.
This allows us to paint your car with the latest state of the art technology, producing the highest quality paint finish for your vehicle.

In science:

Then, every peakless partition corresponding to the way how to paint balls can be generated uniquely by the following algorithm.
A simple proof for monotone CLT
Paint a couple of neighbouring balls by the highest colour.
A simple proof for monotone CLT
The reason is that the viewer recognizes the property key "color" for a node and knows how to paint it accordingly.
The JBotSim Library
To guarantee the homogeneity of the painting on detectors of large surface area silk screen printing techniques were successfully used.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
To obtain a reasonably low pad multiplicity (of the order of 1.4 for 90% detection efficiency), the surface resistivity of the resistive paint of the anode plate is required to be in the range of 1 to 5 M(cid:2)/(cid:3).
Construction of a Digital Hadron Calorimeter