Limning
Limn Limn (l[i^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limned} (l[i^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limning} (l[i^]m"n[i^]ng or l[i^]m"[i^]ng).] [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. [root]122. See {Illuminate}, {Luminous}.] 1. To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush. [1913 Webster]

Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of faces, and you shall find them all different. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To picture in words; to describe in graphic terms. [PJC]

3. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(in water-colors)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Limning — Lim ning (l[i^]m n[i^]ng or l[i^]m [i^]ng), n. The act, process, or art of one who limns; the picture or decoration so produced. [1913 Webster] Adorned with illumination which we now call limning. Wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limning — v. describe; portray (by painting, drawing, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • limning — n. Painting (in water colors) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • limning — lim|ning sb., en, er, erne; gå op i limningen …   Dansk ordbog

  • limning — s ( en, ar) gå upp i limningen bli ytterligt upprörd …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • limning — noun a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects • Syn: ↑delineation, ↑depiction, ↑line drawing • Derivationally related forms: ↑delineate (for: ↑delineation) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nicholas Hilliard — Self portrait, 1577 Born c. 1547 Died 1619 (aged 71–72) London …   Wikipedia

  • HILLIARD, Nicholas — (c. 1547 1619) Nicholas Hilliard, the son of an Exeter goldsmith, was the first native born English painter to achieve prominence in the field of portraiture, and in particular the portrait miniature. Hilliard became painter and goldsmith to… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Asphalt — Note: The terms bitumen and asphalt are mostly interchangeable, except where asphalt is used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete For other uses, see Asphalt (disambiguation). Natural bitumen from the Dead sea …   Wikipedia

  • Pink — This article is about the color. For the singer, see Pink (singer). For other uses, see Pink (disambiguation). Pink   Common connotations  girls …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”