Origin of painting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of paint
Related Words for paintingpicture, sketch, art, canvas, depiction, portrait, composition, landscape, mural, design, drawing, watercolor, portrayal, likeness, representation, cityscape, seascape, covering, coating, enameling
Examples from the Web for painting
Contemporary Examples of painting
There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.ISIS’s Futile Quest to Go Legit
January 5, 2015
In “Sleigh Ride,” the narrator is painting a scene so perfect that it could be featured on an iconic Currier and Ives print.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)
December 24, 2014
In one painting, framed as a split-panel comic between the two, Ramone simply asks Vicious, “Did you kill her?”‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
December 15, 2014
It offers keen insights into Hitch's craft while painting an intimate and unsentimental picture of the man behind the camera.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
At times, it reads as if he is describing the backdrop of a Hieronymus Bosch painting.The Fiery Underground Oil Pit Eating L.A.
December 6, 2014
Historical Examples of painting
Cimabue, the reviver of painting, received instruction from the Greeks.
In painting, we believe we possess a school second to none of modern art.
Two men look at it—the one with an expert knowledge of painting, the other with none.
I am not painting my early life as any darker than most lives.
Why all the painting that I have seen is but child's play beside this.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Word Origin for paint
c.1200, "that which is painted, a painting," verbal noun from paint (v.). From mid-15c. as "art of depicting by means of paint."
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.