painting

noun paint·ing \ ˈpān-tiŋ \
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

Definition of painting

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

Examples of painting in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of painting

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PAINTING Defined for English Language Learners

painting

Definition of painting for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


PAINTING Defined for Kids

painting

noun paint·ing \ ˈpān-tiŋ \

Definition of painting for Students

1 : a work of art made with paint
2 : the art or occupation of creating pictures with paint


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