[ peyn-tid ]
/ ˈpeɪn tɪd /


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

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at paint, -ed2
Related formsun·paint·ed, adjectivewell-paint·ed, adjective

Definition for painted (2 of 2)


[ peynt ]
/ peɪnt /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of paint

1200–50; Middle English peinten (v.) < Old French peint, past participle of peindre < Latin pingere to paint; see picture
Related formspaint·a·ble, adjectivepaint·less, adjectiveout·paint, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for painted


/ (peɪnt) /



Derived Formspainty, adjective

Word Origin for paint

C13: from Old French peint painted, from peindre to paint, from Latin pingere to paint, adorn
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Medicine definitions for painted


[ pānt ]


A solution or suspension of one or more medicaments applied to the skin with a brush or large applicator.


To apply medicine to; swab.
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