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painting (n.)

c. 1200, "that which is painted, a picture depicted with paint," verbal noun from paint (v.). From late 14c. as "art of depicting by means of paint."

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Definitions of painting from WordNet

painting (n.)
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
Synonyms: picture
painting (n.)
creating a picture with paints;
he studied painting and sculpture for many years
painting (n.)
the act of applying paint to a surface;
you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush
painting (n.)
the occupation of a house painter;
house painting was the only craft he knew
Synonyms: house painting
From wordnet.princeton.edu