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PA'INTING, participle present tense Representing in colors; laying on colors.

PA'INTING, noun The art of forming figures or resembling objects in colors on canvas or other material, or the art of representing to the eye by means of figures and colors, any object of sight, and sometimes the emotions of the mind.

1. A picture; a likeness or resemblance in colors.

2. Colors laid on.