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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 paint·ing /ˈpentɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Paint·ing, n.
 1. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.
 2. Fine Arts The work of the painter; also, any work of art in which objects are represented in color on a flat surface; a colored representation of any object or scene; a picture.
 3. Color laid on; paint. [R.]
 4. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.
 Syn: -- See Picture.

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by
           applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by
           Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment";
           "his pictures hang in the Louvre" [syn: picture]
      2: creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and
         sculpture for many years"
      3: the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the
         job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
      4: the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the
         only craft he knew" [syn: house painting]