palette

Definitions

  • Palette Inscribed With the Name of MirikarÎ
    Palette Inscribed With the Name of MirikarÎ
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n palette board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
    • n palette one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
    • n palette the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Oval Palette Oval Palette
Arm Palette Arm Palette
Palette Knife Palette Knife

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Palette (Mech) A breastplate for a breast drill.
    • Palette (Paint) A thin, oval or square board, or tablet, with a thumb hole at one end for holding it, on which a painter lays and mixes his pigments. Hence, any other object, usually one with a flat surface, used for the same purpose.
    • Palette (Anc. Armor) One of the plates covering the points of junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows.
    • Palette The complete range of resources and techniques used in any art, such as music.
    • Palette The complete set of colors used by an artist or other person in creating an image, in any medium. The meaning of this term has been extended in modern times to include the set of colors used in a particular computer application, or the complete set of of colors available in computer displays or printing techniques.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n palette A thin usually oval or oblong board or tablet with a hole for the thumb at one end, on which a painter lays his pigments when painting.
    • n palette The set of colors or pigments available for one class or character of work; the set of colors which a painter has on his palette when painting a picture: thus, in ceramics the under-glaze palette is much more limited than the over-glaze.
    • n palette In metal-working, a breastplate against which a person leans to furnish pressure for the hand-drill.
    • n palette In medicine: A light wooden spatula used for percussion in massage.
    • n palette A light splint for the hand.
    • n palette A small plate protecting the gusset of the armor.
    • n palette In entomology, a disk-shaped organ formed by three dilated tarsal joints which are closely united. It is found especially on the front and middle tarsi of the males of certain aquatic beetles; the joints have cupules or suckers beneath, by which the insect clings to smooth surfaces.
    • n palette In ornithology, a parrot of the genus Prioniturus: so called from the conformation of the tail.
    • n palette In conchology, see pallet, 10.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Palette pal′et a little oval board on which a painter mixes his colours: the special arrangement of colours for any particular picture: a plate against which a person presses his breast to give force to a drill worked by the hand: a small plate covering a joint in armour
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Pallet a thin board
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. palettapala, spade—L. pala, a spade.

Usage

In literature:

Never had she longed more than at this moment for palette and brush.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
He rummaged again for brushes and palette, and mixed one or two colors on the edge of the palette.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
He spoke of the finished picture and its worth when done; I, of the brushes, the palette, and the north light.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I will suggest several palettes of different combinations which will give you an idea of how you may compose a palette to suit an occasion.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
The knife is a palette-knife; the pencil a Winsor and Newton, and a B B B at that.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Evan was making a pretence of cleaning a palette.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Unconsciously his fingers itched for the abandoned brush while his thumb crooked longingly for the discarded palette.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Gambouge held, in his left hand, his palette; in his right, a bladder of crimson lake, which he was about to squeeze out upon the mahogany.
"Devil Stories" by Various
The poem I speak of was written with his palette's pen.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
It lacked all the fire with which the palette might have kindled it.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
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In poetry:

How soil distills the scent in flowers
Baffles his science: heaven-dyed,
How, from the palette of His hours,
God gives them colors, hath defied.
"Problems" by Madison Julius Cawein
Angelico is praying yet
Where lives no pang of man's regret,
And, mixing tears and prayers within
His palette's wealth, absolved from sin,
He dips his brush in hues divine;
San Marco's angel faces shine.
"After Reading Trollope's History Of Florence" by Eugene Field
She opens her lids, but no longer her eyes
Behold the fair youth she would woo;
Now appears the PAINT-KING in his natural guise;
His face, like a palette of villainous dies,
Black and white, red, and yellow, and blue.
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston
Twas the Fairy herself! but, alas, her blue eyes
Still a pupil did ruefully lack;
And who shall describe the terrifick surprise
That seiz'd the PAINT-KING when, behold, he descries
Not a speck on his palette of black!
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston
Now reaching his palette, with masterly care
Each tint on its surface he spread;
The blue of her eyes, and the brown of her hair,
And the pearl and the white of her forehead so fair,
And her lips' and her cheeks' rosy red.
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston
Ah, what artist on earth with a model like this,
Holding not on his palette the tint of a kiss,
Nor a pigment to hint of the hue of her hair
Nor the gold of her smile-- O what artist could dare
To expect a result half so fair?
"A Discouraging Model" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Bright Color Palette For Spring & Summer.
Take Me to the Palette .
We have developed several methods and approaches for determining successful color palettes .
Egg Carton as Paint Palette .
Create a custom paint palette for an afternoon art session.
The change in seasons recasts the natural world in different palettes .
Book explains century's palette .
Ward & Child's Palette of Pots.
The groom is the son of Karen and Tim Sanders, Champion, and Les and Sandra Palette , Howland.
The groom is the son of Tim and Karen Sanders of Champion, and Les and Sandra Palette of Howland.
Bobbi Brown 20th Anniversary Lip Palette .
However, sometimes a photo can inspire your palette and you want an easier way to save and create the color table from the photo.
's colorful palette ablaze, spreading to the south.
The real stars of Steirnagle's engaging visual shows are two other elements—the color palettes and the patterns.
As with the rest of The Palette 's menu items, it draws inquires regularly.
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In science:

Figure 6: Axial slice from a z -score map for the "sentence–checkerboard" contrast, using a temperature palette for the z -score values.
Random threshold for linear model selection, revisited
Figure 7: Axial slice from the group activation z -score map for the "calculation– sentence" contrast, using a temperature palette for the z -score values.
Random threshold for linear model selection, revisited
The oscillating palette is placed at the left side of the rectangular pool. A damping layer is added in the right side.
Simple absorbing boundary conditions for wave simulations with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
Pool with palette and mirror particles, with no layer added.
Simple absorbing boundary conditions for wave simulations with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
N=2570 (palette included). The boundaries are made with mirror particles procedure.
Simple absorbing boundary conditions for wave simulations with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
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