Painterly to Pale
(Paint"er*ly) a. Like a painter's work. [Obs.] "A painterly glose of a visage." Sir P. Sidney.
(Paint"er*ship), n. The state or position of being a painter. [R.] Br. Gardiner.
1. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.
2. (Fine Arts) The work of the painter; also, any work of art in which objects are represented in color on
a flat surface; a colored representation of any object or scene; a picture.
3. Color laid on; paint. [R.] Shak.
4. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.
Syn. See Picture.
(Paint"less), a. Not capable of being painted or described. "In paintless patience." Savage.
(Pain"ture) n. [F. peinture. See Paint, v. t., and cf. Picture.] The art of painting. [Obs.]
(Paint"y) a. Unskillfully painted, so that the painter's method of work is too obvious; also, having
too much pigment applied to the surface. [Cant]
(Pair) n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair, fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. Apparel, Par
equality, Peer an equal.]
1. A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight of stairs.
"A pair of beads." Chaucer. Beau. & Fl. "Four pair of stairs." Macaulay. [Now mostly or quite disused,
except as to stairs.]
Two crowns in my pocket, two pair of cards.Beau. & Fl.
2. Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together; as, a
pair of gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes.
3. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
4. A married couple; a man and wife. "A happy pair." Dryden. "The hapless pair." Milton.
5. A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a
pair of tongs; a pair of bellows.
6. Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to
vote on a given question, or on issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two pairs
on the final vote. [Parliamentary Cant]
7. (Kinematics) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to
mutually constrain relative motion.
Pairs are named in accordance with the kind of motion they permit; thus, a journal and its bearing form
a turning pair, a cylinder and its piston a sliding pair, a screw and its nut a twisting pair, etc. Any pair
in which the constraining contact is along lines or at points only (as a cam and roller acting together), is
designated a higher pair; any pair having constraining surfaces which fit each other (as a cylindrical pin
and eye, a screw and its nut, etc.), is called a lower pair.