art: Meaning and Definition of
- the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
- the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection.
- a field, genre, or category of art: Dance is an art.
- the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture: art and architecture.
- any field using the skills or techniques of art: advertising art; industrial art.
- (in printed matter) illustrative or decorative material: Is there any art with the copy for this story?
- the principles or methods governing any craft or branch of learning: the art of baking; the art of selling.
- the craft or trade using these principles or methods.
- skill in conducting any human activity: a master at the art of conversation.
- a branch of learning or university study, esp. one of the fine arts or the humanities, as music, philosophy, or literature.
- a college of arts and sciences.
- (used with a sing. v.) the humanities:a college of arts and sciences.
- (used with a pl. v.) Seeliberal arts.
- skilled workmanship, execution, or agency, as distinguished from nature.
- trickery; cunning: glib and devious art.
- studied action; artificiality in behavior.
- an artifice or artful device: the innumerable arts and wiles of politics.
- science, learning, or scholarship.
— v. Archaic.
- 2nd pers. sing. pres. indic. of
- a male given name, form of
— Ling. Ling.
- article: often used to represent the class of determiners, including words such as this, that, and some as well as the articles a, an, and the.
- var. ofbraggart.
— pl. arts.
- article; articles.
- art (Thesaurus)