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painted Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb make a painting
    • he painted all day in the garden
    • He painted a painting of the garden
  2. verb apply paint to; coat with paint
    • We painted the rooms yellow
  3. verb make a painting of
    • He painted his mistress many times
  4. verb apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil
  5. adjective coated with paint
    • freshly painted lawn furniture
  6. adjective satellite lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting
    • in public he wore a painted smile
  7. adjective having makeup applied
    • brazen painted faces
  8. adjective satellite having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
    multi-coloured; varicoloured; multicolour; varicolored; motley; pied; particolored; multi-color; multicolored; multicoloured; multicolor; particoloured; piebald; multi-colored; multi-colour; calico.
    • a jester dressed in motley
    • the painted desert
    • a particolored dress
    • a piebald horse
    • pied daisies

Paint"ed adjective
  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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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