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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paint  \Paint\  (p[=a]nt),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Painted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Painting}.]  [OE.  peinten  fr  F.  peint,  p.  p.  of 
  peindre  to  paint,  fr  L.  pingere,  pictum;  cf  Gr  poiki`los 
  many-colored,  Skr.  pi[,c]  to  adorn.  Cf  {Depict},  {Picture}, 
  {Pigment},  {Pint}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  coloring  matter;  to  apply  paint  to  as  to 
  paint  a  house,  a  signboard,  etc 
  Jezebel  painted  her  face  and  tired  her  head.  --2 
  Kings  ix  30. 
  2.  Fig.:  To  color,  stain,  or  tinge;  to  adorn  or  beautify  with 
  colors;  to  diversify  with  colors. 
  Not  painted  with  the  crimson  spots  of  blood.  --Shak. 
  Cuckoo  buds  of  yellow  hue  Do  paint  the  meadows  with 
  delight.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  form  in  colors  a  figure  or  likeness  of  on  a  flat 
  surface,  as  upon  canvas;  to  represent  by  means  of  colors 
  or  hues;  to  exhibit  in  a  tinted  image;  to  portray  with 
  paints;  as  to  paint  a  portrait  or  a  landscape. 
  4.  Fig.:  To  represent  or  exhibit  to  the  mind;  to  describe 
  vividly;  to  delineate;  to  image;  to  depict. 
  Disloyal?  The  word  is  too  good  to  paint  out  her 
  wickedness.  --Shak. 
  If  folly  grow  romantic,  I  must  paint  it  --Pope. 
  Syn:  To  color;  picture;  depict;  portray;  delineate;  sketch; 
  draw;  describe. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Painting  \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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {picture}] 
  2:  making  a  picture  with  paints;  "he  studied  painting  and 
  sculpture  for  many  years" 
  3:  the  act  of  applying  paint  to  a  surface;  "you  can  finish  the 
  job  of  painting  faster  with  a  roller  than  with  a  brush" 
  4:  the  occupation  of  a  house  painter;  "house  painting  was  the 
  only  craft  he  knew"  [syn:  {house  painting}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PAINTING,  n.  The  art  of  protecting  flat  surfaces  from  the  weather  and 
  exposing  them  to  the  critic. 
  Formerly,  painting  and  sculpture  were  combined  in  the  same  work: 
  the  ancients  painted  their  statues.  The  only  present  alliance  between 
  the  two  arts  is  that  the  modern  painter  chisels  his  patrons. 

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