- painted turtle,
- painted woman,
- painter's colic,
- pair annihilation,
- pair bond
Origin of painting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of paint
Examples from the Web for painting
There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.
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)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At times, it reads as if he is describing the backdrop of a Hieronymus Bosch painting.
I gave my friend ten shillings for that painting; just think, ten shillings, seven pounds of butter.The Silver Lining|John Roussel
All agree that the style of the painting is perfectly characteristic of the period.The Cathedral Church of Peterborough|W.D. Sweeting
The portrait unlike all he has seen in painting or engraving: very pale, very thoughtful, very commanding, he says.Letters of Edward FitzGerald|Edward FitzGerald
The painting was of the chapel and the company assembled for the marriage.The Spell of Belgium|Isabel Anderson
He now wrought a revolution in the art of painting in Paris, and established a new school.Paris: With Pen and Pencil|David W. Bartlett
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.