1. [ noun ] (fine art) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
Synonyms: picture

"a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

Related terms: graphic_art watercolor portrait landscape oil_painting abstraction nude trompe_l'oeil miniature monochrome seascape semi-abstraction sand_painting pentimento mural icon finger_painting still_life daub finger-painting cityscape tanka distemper picture paint
2. [ noun ] (fine art) making a picture with paints

"he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

Related terms: art fine_arts oil_painting distemper impasto fresco
3. [ noun ] (work) the act of applying paint to a surface

"you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

Related terms: application spatter finger_painting finger-painting spray_painting paint
4. [ noun ] (work,housing,business) the occupation of a house painter
Synonyms: house_painting

"house painting was the only craft he knew"

Related terms: trade construction
Similar spelling:   panting