Associations to the word «Painting»

Pictures for the word «Painting»

Wiktionary

PAINTING, verb. Present participle of paint
PAINTING, noun. (countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
PAINTING, noun. (uncountable) The action of applying paint to a surface.
PAINTING, noun. (uncountable) The same activity as an art form.
PAINTING BY NUMBERS, noun. A recreation in which a board containing a picture to be painted is made up of numbered areas, each number corresponding to a colour of paint to be applied.
PAINTING OUT, verb. Present participle of paint out
PAINTING ROCKS, noun. (Australia) (idiomatic) pointless or futile work organised by the government, supposedly to increase employment but in fact merely disguising the unemployment level.

Dictionary definition

PAINTING, 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".
PAINTING, noun. Creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years".
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".
PAINTING, noun. The occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats