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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LIMN, v.t. lim. [L. lumino.] To draw or paint; or to paint in water colors.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: trace the shape of [syn: delineate, limn, outline]
2: make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba" [syn: portray, depict, limn]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (limned; limning) Etymology: Middle English limnen to illuminate (a manuscript), probably back-formation from lymnour illuminator, alteration of lumenur, from Anglo-French aluminer, enluminer to illuminate, ultimately from Latin illuminare Date: 1592 1. to draw or paint on a surface 2. to outline in clear sharp detail ; delineate 3. describe <the novel limns the frontier life of the settlers> limner noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 archaic paint (esp. a miniature portrait). 2 hist. illuminate (manuscripts). Derivatives: limner n. Etymology: obs. lumine illuminate f. OF luminer f. L luminare: see LUMEN

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of faces, and you shall find them all different. --Sir T. Browne. 2. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Paint, draw and paint, draw, illuminate.

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bring to life, cartoon, catch a likeness, chalk, character, characterize, charcoal, chart, color, contour, copy, crayon, crosshatch, dash off, daub, delineate, depict, describe, design, diagram, doodle, draft, draw, evoke, express, give words to, hatch, hit off, image, interpret, map, notate, outline, paint, paint a picture, pencil, picture, picturize, portray, print, profile, register, render, represent, rub, schematize, scratch, scumble, set forth, shade, silhouette, sketch, stencil, symbolize, take a rubbing, tint, trace, trace out, trace over, write



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