HyperDic: painting

English > 4 senses of the word painting:
NOUNartifactpainting, picturegraphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
actpaintingcreating a picture with paints
actpaintingthe act of applying paint to a surface / surface
actpainting, house paintingthe occupation of a house painter
painting > pronunciation
Soundspey'nihng; pey'ntihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > painting: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninggraphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface.
Examples
  • "a small painting by Picasso"
  • "he bought the painting as an investment"
Synonympicture
NarrowerabstractionAn abstract painting
cityscapepainting depicting a city or urban area
daubAn unskillful painting
distemperA painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
finger-paintingA painting produced by spreading paint with the fingers
icon, ikonA conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel
landscapepainting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
miniature, illuminationpainting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
monochromepainting done in a range of tones of a single color
mural, wall paintingA painting that is applied to a wall surface
nude, nude paintingA painting of a naked human figure
oil paintingA picture painted with oil paints
pentimentoThe reappearance in a painting of an underlying image that had been painted over (usually when the later painting becomes transparent with age / age)
sand paintingA painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho)
seascape, waterscapeA painting of the sea (as distinguished from a landscape)
semi-abstractionA semiabstract painting
still lifeA painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
tankaA Tibetan religious painting on fabric
trompe l'oeilA painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality
watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colourA painting produced with watercolors / watercolors
Broadergraphic artThe arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
Spanishcuadro, imagen, lienzo, pintado, pintura
Catalanpintura, quadre, tela
Verbspaintmake a painting / painting of
paintmake a painting / painting
English > painting: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningcreating a picture with paints.
Example"he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
NarrowerdistemperA method of painting in which the pigments are mixed / mixed with water and a binder
frescoA durable method of painting on a wall / wall / wall by using watercolors on wet plaster
impastopainting that applies the pigment thickly so that brush or palette knife marks are visible
oil paintingThe art or method of painting with oil paints
watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colourThe art or technique of painting with watercolors
Broaderart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
fine arts, beaux artsThe study and creation of visual works of art
Spanishpintura
Catalanpintura
Verbspaintmake a painting / painting of
paintmake a painting / painting
English > painting: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of applying paint to a surface / surface.
Example"you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
Narrowerfinger-paintingpainting by using the fingers to spread the paint
spatter, spattering, splash, splashing, splatteringThe act of splashing a (liquid / liquid) substance on a surface / surface
spray paintingapplying paint with a sprayer
Broaderapplication, coating, coveringThe work of applying something
Spanishpintada, pintado
Catalanpintada
Verbspaintapply paint to
paintapply a liquid / liquid to
English > painting: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe occupation of a house painter.
Example"house painting was the only craft he knew"
Synonymhouse painting
Part ofconstruction, buildingThe commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
Broadertrade, craftThe skilled practice of a practical occupation
Spanishpintura de casas, pintura
Verbspaintapply paint to

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