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Webster 1913 Edition


Painted

Paint′ed

,
Adj.
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.
Painted beauty
(Zool.)
,
a handsome American butterfly (
Vanessa Huntera
), having a variety of bright colors,
Painted cup
(Bot.)
,
any plant of an American genus of herbs (
Castilleia
) in which the bracts are usually bright-colored and more showy than the flowers.
Castilleia coccinea
has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and is common in meadows.
Painted finch
.
See
Nonpareil
.
Painted lady
(Zool.)
,
a bright-colored butterfly. See
Thistle butterfly
.
Painted turtle
(Zool.)
,
a common American freshwater tortoise (
Chrysemys picta
), having bright red and yellow markings beneath.

Webster 1828 Edition


Painted

PA'INTED

,
pp.
Colored; rubbed over with paint; as a painted house or cloth.
1.
Represented in form by colors.
2.
Described.

Definition 2022


painted

painted

English

Verb

painted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of paint

Adjective

painted (not comparable)

  1. Coated with paint.
    • 2014, Jeff Foster, The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques, ISBN 1317673581, page 63:
      Large-scale projects such as motion-picture production use huge sets with seamless painted walls, cycs, and floors—not to mention a vast array of lights.
  2. Depicted in paint.
    • 2001, James D. Keyser & ‎Michael Klassen, Plains Indian Rock Art, ISBN 029598094X, page 161:
      Sometimes the spatters extend a significant distance above other painted figures.
  3. Colorful, as if painted
    The painted desert, painted turtle
  4. Wearing makeup
    A painted lady

Derived terms

See also

  • finger-painted
  • painted by numbers
  • painted oneself into a corner
  • painted-out
  • painted the town red
  • painted with a broad brush
  • spray painted

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