Definition of Art

1. Noun. The products of human creativity; works of art collectively. "A fine collection of art"

2. Noun. The creation of beautiful or significant things. "He said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

3. Noun. A superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation. "It's quite an art"

4. Noun. Photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication. "The publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"
Exact synonyms: Artwork, Graphics, Nontextual Matter
Group relationships: Publication
Generic synonyms: Visual Communication
Specialized synonyms: Illustration, Drawing
Derivative terms: Artist

Definition of Art

1. n. The employment of means to accomplish some desired end; the adaptation of things in the natural world to the uses of life; the application of knowledge or power to practical purposes.

Definition of Art

1. Proper noun. A diminutive of the male given name Arthur. ¹

2. Noun. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.(fact) ¹

3. Noun. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium. ¹

4. Noun. Activity intended to make something special. ¹

5. Noun. A re-creation of reality according to the artist's metaphysical value judgments. ¹

6. Noun. The study and the product of these processes. ¹

7. Noun. Aesthetic value. ¹

8. Noun. (context: uncountable printing) Artwork. ¹

9. Noun. A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature. ¹

10. Noun. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts. ¹

11. Noun. Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation. ¹

12. Verb. (archaic) Second-person singular simple present tense indicative of be. ¹

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Definition of Art

1. an esthetically pleasing and meaningful arrangement of elements [n -S]

Medical Definition of Art

1. 1. The employment of means to accomplish some desired end; the adaptation of things in the natural world to the uses of life; the application of knowledge or power to practical purposes. "Blest with each grace of nature and of art." (Pope) 2. A system of rules serving to facilitate the performance of certain actions; a system of principles and rules for attaining a desired end; method of doing well some special work; often contradistinguished from science or speculative principles; as, the art of building or engraving; the art of war; the art of navigation. "Science is systematized knowledge . . . Art is knowledge made efficient by skill." (J. F. Genung) 3. The systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. Also, an occupation or business requiring such knowledge or skill. "The fishermen can't employ their art with so much success in so troubled a sea." (Addison) 4. The application of skill to the production of the beautiful by imitation or design, or an occupation in which skill is so employed, as in painting and sculpture; one of the fine arts; as, he prefers art to literature. 5. Those branches of learning which are taught in the academical course of colleges; as, master of arts. "In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts." (Pope) "Four years spent in the arts (as they are called in colleges) is, perhaps, laying too laborious a foundation." (Goldsmith) 6. Learning; study; applied knowledge, science, or letters. "So vast is art, so narrow human wit." (Pope) 7. Skill, dexterity, or the power of performing certain actions, asquired by experience, study, or observation; knack; a, a man has the art of managing his business to advantage. 8. Skillful plan; device. "They employed every art to soothe . . . The discontented warriors." (Macaulay) 9. Cunning; artifice; craft. "Madam, I swear I use no art at all." (Shak) "Animals practice art when opposed to their superiors in strength." (Crabb) 10. To black art; magic. Art and part, share or concern by aiding and abetting a criminal in the perpetration of a crime, whether by advice or by assistance in the execution; complicity. The arts are divided into various classes. The useful, mechanical, or industrial arts are those in which the hands and body are concerned than the mind; as in making clothes and utensils. These are called trades. The fine arts are those which have primarily to do with imagination taste, and are applied to the production of what is beautiful. They include poetry, music, painting, engraving, sculpture, and architecture; but the term is often confined to painting, sculpture, and architecture. The liberal arts (artes liberales, the higher arts, which, among the Romans, only freemen were permitted to pursue) were, in the Middle Ages, these seven branches of learning, grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy. In modern times the liberal arts include the sciences, philosophy, history, etc, which compose the course of academical or collegiate education. Hence, degrees in the arts; master and bachelor of arts. "In America, literature and the elegant arts must grow up side by side with the coarser plants of daily necessity." (Irving) Synonym: Science, literature, aptitude, readiness, skill, dexterity, adroitness, contrivance, profession, business, trade, calling, cunning, artifice, duplicity. See Science. Origin: F. Art, L. Ars, artis, orig, skill in joining or fitting; prob. Akin to E. Arm, aristocrat, article. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Art

arsonium compound
arsonous acid
arsy varsy
arsy versy
art (current term)
art collection
art critic
art dealer
art deco
art department
art director
art editor
art exhibition
art film
art films
art for art's sake

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