Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun painting

4 senses of painting

Sense 1
painting, picture -- (graphic art consisting of 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")
       => graphic art -- (the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking)

Sense 2
painting -- (creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years")
       => art, artistic creation, artistic production -- (the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully")
       => fine arts, beaux arts -- (the study and creation of visual works of art)

Sense 3
painting -- (the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush")
       => application, coating, covering -- (the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";)

Sense 4
painting, house painting -- (the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew")
       => trade, craft -- (the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb paint

4 senses of paint

Sense 1
paint -- (make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden")
       => create -- (pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity; "Don't disturb him--he is creating")

Sense 2
paint -- (apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow")
       => coat, surface -- (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate")

Sense 3
paint -- (make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times")
       => represent, interpret -- (create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl")

Sense 4
paint -- (apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil)
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

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