painting etymology

English word painting comes from English paint

Detailed word origin of painting

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
paint English (eng) (intransitive) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.. (intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures.. (transitive) To apply in the manner that paint is applied.. (transitive) To apply paint to.. (transitive) To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.. (transitive) To create (an image) with paints.. (transitive, computing) To draw an element in a graphical user [...]
painting English (eng) (countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).. (uncountable) The action of applying paint to a surface.. (uncountable) The same activity as an art form.