Anything that's painted is either covered or decorated with paint. Brightly painted walls can cheer up a room that would otherwise be dark and dull.


Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.

Adjective S.
having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"

Adjective S.
lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting; "in public he wore a painted smile"

coated with paint; "freshly painted lawn furniture"

having makeup applied; "brazen painted faces"

Adjective S.
represented in a painting; "as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean"


imp. & p. p.
of Paint

Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.

Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting.


Paint"ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.
As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.
2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. Painted beauty (Zo'94l.), 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 (Zo'94l.), a bright-colored butterfly. See Thistle butterfly. -- Painted turtle (Zo'94l.), a common American freshwater tortoise (Chrysemys picta), having bright red and yellow markings beneath.

Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.


Usage Examples

There's also some element of coming of age during the Reagan administration, which everybody has painted as some glorious time in America, but I remember as being a very, very dark time. There was apocalypse in the air the punk rock movement made sense.

You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in.

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty paints and when it painted most, I shot.

My first car was a 1976 Toyota Corolla Liftback in red, like the one in 'The Blues Brothers.' I painted a Union Jack on the roof. I was absolutely in love with it until I destroyed it, which broke my heart!

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Other Usage Examples

I had bohemian parents in Seattle in the last '60s living in a houseboat. My dad wrote science fiction novels and painted big murals and oil paintings.

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.

I am for gay marriage. Or same-sex marriage. I don't want to say it the wrong way. I think people are sensitive to it. I have been painted as being this right-wing zealot on choice. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The only reason I would stay away from a period piece is because sometimes the women are painted in a very stereotypical weakling, wallflower way - that's something I don't want to do. I want to show strength in the women I play, and a journey of some sort.

Most women are not as young as they are painted.


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