from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A painting done in oil paints.
- n. The art or practice of painting with oils.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A painting done with oil paints.
- n. The art of painting with oil paints.
- n. A physically attractive person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any kind of painting of which the pigments are originally ground in oil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of painting with pigments mixed with a drying-oil, as poppy-, walnut-, or linseed-oil.
- n. A picture painted in oil-colors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a picture painted with oil paints
- n. the art or method of painting with oil paints
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It was lavishly appointed, with heavy ornate furniture and an apparently well-stocked bar; but dominating the room was a hugh oil painting on the far wall, a portrait of the familiar face of Charles Tatenor — an almost photographic likeness of the man, complete with yachting cap.
That's what they were picking up, while alongside 'em Patsy Hooligan was kicking a door in because he couldn't be bothered to try the handle, and Pierre Maquereau was grimacing at himself in a Sèvres mirror and taking the butt to his own reflection, and Yussef Beg was carving up an oil painting with his bayonet, and Joe Tomkins was painting a moustache on an ivory Venus, haw-hawing while Jock MacHaggis used it as an Aunt Sally, and the little Chinaman from down the road — oh, don't forget him — was squealing with glee as he ripped up cloth-of-gold cushions and capered among the feathers.
He glanced at Dirk Struan's oil painting over the fireplace.
Then his eyes caught the eye of Dirk Struan on the wall, looking out of the oil painting at him, half-smiling, supremely confident, arrogant, master of clipper ships — the loveliest craft ever built by man.
The grey, wistful eyes stared past his shoulder at the oil painting on the wall behind him, dimmed with age a little, but still showing clearly the golden-haired woman in her pale-pink lace gown, crinolined with a hundred and seven flounces.
The desk was mounded with papers, and behind it hung an imposing oil painting of a classic, three-masted schooner under full sail trying to outrun a raging storm.
Mrs. Hakim's guest lounge is a regal place with deep armchairs and an oil painting of a lakeside paradise with hour is dancing on the shore.