• WordNet 3.6
    • n painting the occupation of a house painter "house painting was the only craft he knew"
    • n painting the act of applying paint to a surface "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
    • n painting creating a picture with paints "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
    • n painting 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"
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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
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.)
Harvesting tobacco at Jamestown, about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Harvesting tobacco at Jamestown, about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the U.S., 75% of the pencils sold are painted yellow
    • Painting A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.
    • Painting Color laid on; paint.
    • Painting The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.
    • Painting (Fine Arts) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women's feet.
    • n painting The act, art, or employment of laying on paints. Specifically, the art of forming figures or representing objects in colors on any surface; or the art of representing, by means of figures and colors applied on a surface, objects presented to the eye or to the imagination, in general in such a manner as to produce the appearance of relief and of distance.
    • n painting A picture; specifically, a likeness, image, or scene depicted with paints.
    • n painting Color laid on.
    • n painting See the qualifying words.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Michelangelo painted only one easel picture.
    • Painting the act or employment of laying on colours: the act of representing objects by colours: a picture: vivid description in words
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  • Michelangelo
    “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”
  • Grandma Moses
    Grandma Moses
    “If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.”
  • Jean-Baptiste Corot
    Jean-Baptiste Corot
    “I hope with all my heart there will be painting in heaven.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
    “Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.”
  • Danny Kaye
    Danny Kaye
    “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”
  • Honore De Balzac
    “If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.”


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 enamel paint came from St. Louis and was as good as new fifty years afterward.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
It has often been said that in Chinese painting, as in Japanese painting, perspective is ignored.
"Chinese Painters" by Raphael Petrucci
It's what a magnificent match she'll make by her painting or singing or acting!
"The Coast of Bohemia" by William Dean Howells
With the painting of these walls Raphael and his pupils were more or less busy during the remainder of the artist's short life.
"Great Artists, Vol 1." by Jennie Ellis Keysor
Then he leaps up the mountain side and paints and paints for hours, like a demon.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
His success won him the present of a box of paints from a relative in Philadelphia.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Female beauty lay outside the sphere of Signorelli's sympathy; and in the Monte Oliveto cloister he was not called upon to paint it.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
It is most sweetly painted.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
Palaces, theatres, paintings, are the work of progressive civilisation.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
Ghirlandajo and Titian painted men, but could not angels; Duccio and Angelico painted Saints, but could not senators.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin

In poetry:

The fountain of our story spreads no clouds
Of mist above it rich in varied glows,
None paint us Gods and Goddesses in crowds
Where some Scamander flows.
"Arms And The Man - The Colonies" by James Barron Hope
Then in the towers I placed great bells that swung,
Moved of themselves, with silver sound;
And with choice paintings of wise men I hung
The royal dais round.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
But who shall paint her crimson blush,
Nor think his hand of stone,
As now the secret with a flush
Did o'er her aching senses rush—
Her heart was not her own!
"Myrtilla" by Washington Allston
"Beware them peaks! That wall so bright
Is but a snow bank, gleaming white,
Your paint wont stick!" Came the reply,
"I've done it! 'How is that for high?'" "SAPOLIO."
"Excelsior" by Francis Bret Harte
He little knew to ward the secret wound;
He little knew that mortals could ensnare:
Virtue he knew; the noblest joy he found
To sing her glories, and to paint her fair.
"Elegy III. On the Untimely Death of a Certain Learned Acquainance" by William Shenstone
The hope that waxed with Phœbe's horn,
Waves pale with yonder wreck on morn:
Paint! forms be types; paint! moods of man
Make and are made by types in Nature's pictured plan.
So paints he: Lord of Art,
His eyes are in his heart.
"Our Young Painter" by Thomas Aird

In news:

Rivo started painting as a child and has won numerous awards for her paintings and photography.
When Aimee Fahrner starts a painting, she usually doesn't plan what she's going to paint, so she's often surprised by the result.
Sherman Watkins gets ready to hang one of his paintings for the painting groups's show.
Utility rates to rise in York Co. Painter John Bullock with J & W Painting paints at the top of the track of the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill.
"While high quality, zero VOC paints have become widely available in recent years, there was still the issue of conventional colorants adding VOCs back into the paint," said Robert Wendoll, director of environmental affairs.
I had asked whether I should leave it "as is" with the peeling paint or strip it and paint over it.
Inspired by Bryce Harper's war paint , Michael Jenkins painted his face pink and called himself pretty.
Inspired by Bryce Harper's war paint, Michael Jenkins painted his face pink and called himself pretty.
Paint will stick to that kind of dirt, but the dirt won't stick to the walls, so you'll quickly get paint failure in those spots.
The Painted Rocks State Park has 22 campsites alongside Painted Rocks Reservoir, but no campground host.
John is a full-service painting contractor specializing in interior and exterior painting for both commercial and residential clients.
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He used yellow paint on the ceiling and yellow paint on the walls.
Ron Gray of Dimension Four Painting in Muskegon, removes tape from newly painted red lockers in a second floor hallway at Muskegon Middle School.

In science:

The following lemma shows that the tie-breaking rule of the strategy Paint(), which uses the families H(cid:48)s and Js defined in (108) and (109), is indeed well-defined.
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs
Ties in the strategy Paint() can arise only between two different colors, and if they arise then for exactly one of the two colors (say σ) we have Jσ ∩ H(cid:48)σ =
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs
The tie-breaking rule of the strategy Paint() is only considered if the inequality in (136) is tight for some color different from σ .
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs
There is a constant ε = ε(F , r, θ , α) > 0 such that the fol lowing holds: Let σ ∈ [r] denote the color selected by the strategy Paint() in a certain step of the game given the families Ds , s ∈ [r], defined in (106).
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs
For the induction step, let v denote the vertex added in the current step of the game, Ds , s ∈ [r], the families defined in (106), and σ the color the strategy Paint() assigns to the vertex v .
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs