2. Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.
3. Painstaking; careful; industrious. [Obs.] Fuller.
A very painful person, and a great clerk.Jer. Taylor.
Nor must the painful husbandman be tired.Dryden.
Syn. Disquieting; troublesome; afflictive; distressing; grievous; laborious; toilsome; difficult; arduous.
Pain"ful*ly, adv. Pain"ful*ness, n.
(Pai"nim) n.[OE. painime pagans, paganism, fr. OF. paienisme paganism, LL. paganismus.
See Paganism, Pagan.] A pagan; an infidel; used also adjectively. [Written also panim and paynim.]
(Pain"less) a. Free from pain; without pain. Pain"less*ly, adv. - - Pain"less*ness, n.
(Pains) n.Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; plural in form, but used with a singular or
plural verb, commonly the former.
And all my pains is sorted to no proof.Shak.
The pains they had taken was very great.Clarendon.
The labored earth your pains have sowed and tilled.Dryden.
(Pains"tak`er) n. One who takes pains; one careful and faithful in all work. Gay.
(Pains"tak`ing), a. Careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive. "Painstaking men." Harris.
(Pains"tak`ing), n. The act of taking pains; carefulness and fidelity in performance. Beau.
(Pains"wor`thy) a. Worth the pains or care bestowed.
(Paint) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Painted; p. pr. & vb. n. Painting.] [OE. peinten, fr. F. peint, p. p.
of peindre to paint, fr. L. pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. poiki`los many-colored, Skr. piç to adorn.
Cf. Depict, Picture, Pigment, Pint.]
1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
Jezebel painted her face and tired her head.2 Kings ix. 30.
2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
Not painted with the crimson spots of blood.Shak.
Cuckoo buds of yellow hueShak.
Do paint the meadows with delight.
3. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of
colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.