Definition of Mural

1. Noun. A painting that is applied to a wall surface.

Exact synonyms: Wall Painting
Specialized synonyms: Fresco
Generic synonyms: Painting, Picture
Derivative terms: Muralist



2. Adjective. Of or relating to walls. "Mural painting"
Partainyms: Wall

Definition of Mural

1. a. Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant.

Definition of Mural

1. Noun. A large painting, usually drawn on a wall. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mural

1. a painting applied directly to a wall or ceiling [n -S] : MURALED, MURALLED [adj]

Medical Definition of Mural

1. 1. Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant. "Mural breach." . "Mural fruit." . 2. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural precipice. Mural circle, a golden crown, or circle of gold indented so as to resemble a battlement, bestowed on him who first mounted the wall of a besieged place, and there lodged a standard. Origin: F, fr. L. Muralis, fr. Murus wall. See Mure a wall. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Mural Pictures

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Literary usage of Mural

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"rN Department of Extra-mural Studies. The University, Aberdeen.—Dfr., NT Walker. OBE Ph.D. BELFAST, Queen's University, Department of Extra- mural Studies ..."

2. The American Magazine of Art by American Federation of Arts (1918)
"SHOWING SERIES OF mural PAINTINGS A NOTABLE SERIES OF mural PAINTINGS EXECUTED FOR THE VICTORY CELEBRATION, NEW YORK IN connection with the Victory ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The tombs and temples of Egypt are very rich in this kind of mural ornament of ... The subjects of these great mural sculptures are endless in their variety ..."

4. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by George Woodyatt Hastings, Andrew Edgar, Charles Wager Ryalls, Edwin Pears (1877)
"mural DECORATION. How best can the Encouragement of mural Decoration, ... In answering this question it appears necessary to show that mural decoration is ..."

5. The Arts in the Middle Ages, and at the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob, James Dafforne (1870)
"mural Paintings destroyed by the Iconoclasts and Barbarians.—Revival of Fresco, in the ... mural Paintings in the Low Countries, Germany, and Switzerland. ..."

6. Line & Form by Walter Crane (1900)
"CHAPTER IX Of the Adaptation of Line and Form in Design, in various materials and methods—mural Decoration—Fresco-work of the Italian Painters—Modern mural ..."

7. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1889)
"(2) The mural pores of ... Schliiter, from the same locality, similarly enlarged, pp. mural pores. ..."

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