Synonyms of painting


1. painting, picture, graphic art

usage: 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"

2. painting, art, artistic creation, artistic production, fine arts, beaux arts

usage: creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

3. painting, application, coating, covering

usage: the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

4. painting, house painting, trade, craft

usage: the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew"


1. paint, create

usage: make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"

2. paint, coat, surface

usage: apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow"

3. paint, represent, interpret

usage: make a painting of; "He painted his mistress many times"

4. paint, cover

usage: apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil

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Definition and meaning of painting (Dictionary)