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Meaning of PAINTING

Pronunciation:  'peynting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew"
  2. [n]  the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
  3. [n]  making a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
  4. [n]  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 is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: house painting, picture
 See Also: abstraction, application, art, artistic creation, artistic production, building, coating, construction, covering, craft, daub, finger painting, finger painting, fresco, graphic art, icon, ikon, illumination, impasto, landscape, miniature, monochrome, mural, nude, nude painting, oil painting, oil painting, portrait, sand painting, seascape, semi-abstraction, spatter, spattering, splash, splashing, splattering, spray painting, still life, trade, trompe l'oeil, wall painting, watercolor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Paint"ing\, n.
1. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with,
   paints or colors.

2. (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.

3. Color laid on; paint. [R.] --Shak.

4. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.

Syn: See {Picture}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are painting your house means that you will find much success in a new project and that you will be promoted to a coveted position. You may be expressing your creativity. Alternatively, it may also mean your are covering up something. Consider the color of the paint to determine any additional significance. For example, red colored paint may imply painting the town red and releasing your pent up excitement. Dreaming that paint has gotten on your clothes means that you are too easily offended by criticism about you. Seeing a painting in your dream, represents your need for self-expression. The painting is symbolic of your intuition and inner realizations.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acrylic painting, aquarelle, calcimining, canvas, coating, coloring, covering, drawing, easel-picture, enameling, encaustic cerography, encaustic painting, finger painting, flower painting, fresco, fresco painting, genre painting, gilding, glazing, glossing, gouache, graphic artist, graphic arts, graphics, grisaille, illumination, illustration, impasto, japanning, monochrome, mural painting, oil, oil painting, photography, picturization, portraiture, poster painting, priming, printing, printmaking, relief-carving, shellacking, staining, stippling, tempera, the brush, undercoating, varnishing, wash, wash drawing, water, whitewashing