noun paint·ing \ˈpān-tiŋ\

: a picture that is painted : a picture made by putting paint on a canvas, board, etc.

: the art or act of making pictures using paint

: the activity of painting houses, walls, etc.

Full Definition of PAINTING

:  a product of painting; especially :  a work produced through the art of painting
:  the art or occupation of painting

Examples of PAINTING

  1. They hung the painting in the living room.
  2. The woman in that painting is my grandmother.
  3. I like painting more than sculpture.
  4. He is studying abstract painting.
  5. She wants to devote all her time to painting.
  6. The room is ready for painting.

First Known Use of PAINTING

13th century
May 30, 2015
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