- (uncountable) The action of applying paint to a surface.
"Artistic painting often takes longer than utilitarian house &c. painting."
- (countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
"The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings."
- (uncountable) The same activity as an art form.
"Some artists, like Michelangelo, excel in both painting and sculpture."
- present participle of paint