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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Paint v. t. [imp. & p. p. Painted; p. pr. & vb. n. Painting.]
 1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
    Jezebel painted her face and tired her head.   --2 Kings ix. 30.
 2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
    Not painted with the crimson spots of blood.   --Shak.
 Cuckoo buds of yellow hue
 Do paint the meadows with delight.   --Shak.
 3. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.
 4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict; as, to paint a political opponent as a traitor.
 The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.   --Shak.
    If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Paint·ed, a.
 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.
 As idle as a painted ship
 Upon a painted ocean.   --Coleridge.
 2. Nat. Hist. Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting.
 Painted beauty Zool., a handsome American butterfly (Vanessa Huntera), having a variety of bright colors,
 Painted cup Bot., any plant of an American genus of herbs (Castilleia) in which the bracts are usually bright-colored and more showy than the flowers.  Castilleia coccinea has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and is common in meadows.
 Painted finch. See Nonpareil.
 Painted lady Zool., a bright-colored butterfly. See Thistle butterfly.
 Painted turtle Zool., a common American freshwater tortoise (Chrysemys picta), having bright red and yellow markings beneath.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: represented in a painting; "as idle as a painted ship upon a
             painted ocean"
      2: coated with paint; "freshly painted lawn furniture" [ant: unpainted]
      3: lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting;
         "in public he wore a painted smile"
      4: having makeup applied; "brazen painted faces" [ant: unpainted]
      5: having sections or patches colored differently and usually
         brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted
         desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied
         daisies" [syn: motley, calico, multicolor, multicolour,
          multicolored, multicoloured, particolored, particoloured,
          piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured]