from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water.
- n. A painting executed in this way.
- transitive v. To paint in fresco.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
- n. A painting made using this technique.
- v. To paint using fresco
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.
- n. The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries.
- n. In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on plaster in any manner.
- n. A painting on plaster in either of senses a and b.
- transitive v. To paint in fresco, as walls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Coolness; a cool, refreshing state of the air; shade. See al fresco.
- n. A method of painting on walls covered with a ground or coat of plaster or mortar, with which the colors become permanently incorporated if properly chosen and applied; also, a picture or design so painted.
- To paint in fresco, as a wall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
- v. paint onto wet plaster on a wall
- n. a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster
Italian, fresh (plaster), of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian fresco. (Wiktionary)