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Meaning of LIMN

Pronunciation:  lim

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
  2. [v]  trace the shape of

LIMN is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: delineate, depict, outline, portray
 See Also: contour, draw, interpret, lipstick, represent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Limn\ (l[i^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limned} (l[i^]md); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Limning} (l[i^]m"n[i^]ng or l[i^]m"[i^]ng).]
[OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to
illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. [root]122. See
{Illuminate}, {Luminous}.]
1. To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic
   way with pencil or brush.

         Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of
         faces, and you shall find them all different. --Sir
                                               T. Browne.

2. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental
   figures, letters, or borders.

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