Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Represented in paint.
  • adjective Covered or decorated with paint.
  • adjective Brightly colored; gaudy.
  • adjective Excessively made up with cosmetics.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Coated or covered with paint, or with designs executed in colors.
  • In zoology, highly colored; having a bright, rich, or varied coloration, as if artificially painted.
  • Depicted in colors.
  • Existing merely as a picture or representation; artificial; counterfeit; feigned; unreal; disguised.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.
  • adjective (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a handsome American butterfly (Vanessa Huntera), having a variety of bright colors
  • adjective (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.
  • adjective See Nonpareil.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a bright-colored butterfly. See Thistle butterfly.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a common American freshwater tortoise (Chrysemys picta), having bright red and yellow markings beneath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of paint.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective coated with paint
  • adjective lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting
  • adjective having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
  • adjective having makeup applied

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Examples

  • III. ii.290 (288,2) [but I answer you right painted cloth] Sir T. Hammer reads, _I answer you right_, in the stile of the _painted cloth.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • The Washington Post first reported that a large rock at the entrance of the camp had the term painted on it.

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  • The “Kosher Krusher,” the name painted on the front doors of Silberstein's car, is the rabbi's recruitment tool as he takes a radical step to reverse the declining number of Jews in America.

    Kosher Krusher Stems Jewish Intermarriage Through Demolition Derby

  • Hap realized that she was reading the word painted in silver letters above the golden eye, arching like an angry brow.

    End of Time

  • Hap realized that she was reading the word painted in silver letters above the golden eye, arching like an angry brow.

    End of Time

  • The “Kosher Krusher,” the name painted on the front doors of Silberstein's car, is the rabbi's recruitment tool as he takes a radical step to reverse the declining number of Jews in America.

    Kosher Krusher Stems Jewish Intermarriage Through Demolition Derby

  • First, we invested in an official Tommy James and the Shondells truck with our name painted on the sides, which, of course, was like a neon sign saying “Please steal our stuff.”

    Me, The Mob, And The Music

  • First, we invested in an official Tommy James and the Shondells truck with our name painted on the sides, which, of course, was like a neon sign saying “Please steal our stuff.”

    Me, The Mob, And The Music

  • First, we invested in an official Tommy James and the Shondells truck with our name painted on the sides, which, of course, was like a neon sign saying “Please steal our stuff.”

    Me, The Mob, And The Music

  • Thanks to the streetlamp, I read the name painted on a life preserver mounted on the deck of the boat.

    Fat Chance

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