- reproduced or represented in paint: a painted image.
- covered with a coating of paint: a painted chair.
- unreal; artificial; feigned: a painted life.
- exaggerated or misrepresented: a luridly painted version of what really happened.
- covered with makeup, especially to excess.
- brightly colored or multicolored (used in combinations).
Origin of painted
- a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art.
- an application of this.
- the dried surface pigment: Don't scuff the paint.
- the solid coloring matter alone; pigment.
- facial cosmetics, especially lipstick, rouge, etc., designed to heighten natural color.
- Chiefly Western U.S. a pied, calico, or spotted horse or pony; pinto.
- to coat, cover, or decorate (something) with paint: to paint a fence.
- to produce (a picture, design, etc.) in paint: to paint a portrait.
- to represent in paint, as in oils, tempera, or watercolor: to paint an actress as the Muse of tragedy.
- to depict as if by painting; describe vividly in words: The ads painted the resort as a winter wonderland.
- to color by or as if by painting: Sunset painted the clouds pink.
- to apply a substance to, as a liquid medicine or a cosmetic: to paint a cut with iodine.
- to coat or cover anything with paint.
- to engage in painting as an art: She has begun to paint in her spare time.
- to put on or use facial cosmetics.
- paint the town red, Informal. to celebrate boisterously, especially by making a round of stops at bars and nightclubs.Also paint the town.
Origin of paint
Examples from the Web for painted
But most of all, Ramone lingered on Vicious, whom he painted and drew over and over again.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
December 15, 2014
The site was blacked out at all times, with curtains and painted exterior windows.Inside the CIA’s Sadistic Dungeon
December 9, 2014
They include “The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell” painted in 1932 and “The Harbour, Cannes,” painted circa 1933.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block
December 8, 2014
That he only painted during the last ten years of his life is but one of the many astounding facts in his extraordinary life.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind
December 7, 2014
Rafael painted dirty episodes from classical mythology in a bathroom at the Vatican Palace (sadly these are lost).Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth
December 3, 2014
Whether it had ever been painted, was a question not easily solved.Brave and Bold
There is a kind of beauty that seems made to be painted on ivory, and such was hers.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
For Shakespeare must have painted this second Hamlet unconsciously.The Man Shakespeare
The Peace Mark was only one of the significant ways in which Indians painted their faces.The Trail Book
I painted on it one day when she was gone, and she didn't know it.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
- a substance used for decorating or protecting a surface, esp a mixture consisting of a solid pigment suspended in a liquid, that when applied to a surface dries to form a hard coating
- a dry film of paint on a surface
- the solid pigment of a paint before it is suspended in liquid
- informal face make-up, such as rouge
- short for greasepaint
- to make (a picture) of (a figure, landscape, etc) with paint applied to a surface such as canvas
- to coat (a surface) with paint, as in decorating
- (tr) to apply (liquid) onto (a surface)her mother painted the cut with antiseptic
- (tr) to apply make-up onto (the face, lips, etc)
- (tr) to describe vividly in words
- paint the town red informal to celebrate uninhibitedly; go on a spree
Word Origin and History for painted
c.1300, "depicted in a picture;" early 15c., "coated with paint," past participle adjective from paint (v.).
early 13c., "represent in painting or drawing, portray;" early 14c., "paint the surface of, color, stain;" from Old French peintier "to paint," from peint, past participle of peindre "to paint," from Latin pingere "to paint, represent in a picture, stain; embroider, tattoo," from PIE root *peig-/*peik- "to cut" (cf. Sanskrit pimsati "hews out, cuts, carves, adorns," Old Church Slavonic pila "file, saw," Lithuanian pela "file"). Sense evolution between PIE and Latin was, presumably, from "decorate with cut marks" to "decorate" to "decorate with color." Cf. Sanskrit pingah "reddish," pesalah "adorned, decorated, lovely," Old Church Slavonic pegu "variegated;" Greek poikilos "variegated;" Old High German fehjan "to adorn;" Old Church Slavonic pisati, Lithuanian piesiu "to write." Probably also representing the "cutting" branch of the family is Old English feol (see file (n.)).
To paint the town (red) "go on a spree" first recorded 1884; to paint (someone or something) black "represent it as wicked or evil" is from 1590s. Adjective paint-by-numbers "simple" is attested by 1970; the art-for-beginners kits themselves date to c.1953.
late 13c. (in compounds), "that with which something is painted," from paint (v.). Of rouge, make-up, etc., from 1650s. Paint brush attested from 1827.
- A solution or suspension of one or more medicaments applied to the skin with a brush or large applicator.
- To apply medicine to; swab.