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English noun: painting

1. painting (artifact) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

SamplesA small painting by Picasso.
He bought the painting as an investment.
His pictures hang in the Louvre.


Broader (hypernym)graphic art

Narrower (hyponym)abstraction, cityscape, daub, distemper, finger-painting, icon, ikon, illumination, landscape, miniature, monochrome, mural, nude, nude painting, oil painting, pentimento, sand painting, seascape, semi-abstraction, still life, tanka, trompe l'oeil, wall painting, water-color, water-colour, watercolor, watercolour, waterscape

2. painting (act) creating a picture with paints

SamplesHe studied painting and sculpture for many years.

Broader (hypernym)art, artistic creation, artistic production, beaux arts, fine arts

Narrower (hyponym)distemper, fresco, impasto, oil painting, water-color, water-colour, watercolor, watercolour

3. painting (act) the act of applying paint to a surface

SamplesYou can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush.

Broader (hypernym)application, coating, covering

Narrower (hyponym)finger-painting, spatter, spattering, splash, splashing, splattering, spray painting

4. painting (act) the occupation of a house painter

SamplesHouse painting was the only craft he knew.

Synonymshouse painting

Broader (hypernym)craft, trade

Part meronymbuilding, construction

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