painting meaning

EN[ˈpeɪn.tɪŋ] [-eɪntɪŋ]
  • Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.
  • In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.
  • The term painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders.
  • Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous.
  • A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas; examples of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery to Biblical scenes rendered on the interio

    Definition of painting in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpaintingsSUF-ing
    1. NC An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
      1. The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings. ‎
    2. NU The action of applying paint to a surface.
      1. Artistic painting often takes longer than utilitarian house &c. painting. ‎
    3. NU The same activity as an art form.
      1. Some artists, like Michelangelo, excel in both painting and sculpture. ‎
  • Verb
    1. present participle of paint.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Norm will strip the old varnish before painting the chair.
        • I've broken the back of painting the shed - I'll finish it after lunch.
        • The paintings seem concerned, if understatedly, about despoliation and other human tweakings of the landscape.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • You can decorate the new room, but don't go overboard with surreal paintings.
        • This seems simplistic, as [ … ] his oeuvre is as obsessed with death as a museum full of trecento paintings.
        • Tube color diluted with acrylic medium lends itself especially well to drybrush painting.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of painting for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "painting" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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