art
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɑːt/
  • (America) IPA: /ɑɹt/
Noun

art

  1. (uncountable) The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the senses and emotions, usually specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
    • 1992 May 3, "Comrade Bingo" Jeeves and Wooster, Series 3, Episode 6:
      B.W. Wooster: If you ask me, art is responsible for most of the trouble in the world.
      R. Jeeves: An interesting theory, sir. Would you care to expatiate upon it?
      B.W. Wooster: As a matter of fact, no, Jeeves. The thought just occurred to me, as thoughts do.
      R. Jeeves: Very good, sir.
    • 2005 July, Lynn Freed, Harper's:
      "I tell her what Donald Hall says: that the problem with workshops is that they trivialize art by minimizing the terror."
    • 2009, Alexander Brouwer:
      Visual art is a subjective understanding or perception of the viewer as well as a deliberate/conscious arrangement or creation of elements like colours, forms, movements, sounds, objects or other elements that produce a graphic or plastic whole that expresses thoughts, ideas or visions of the artist.
    There is a debate as to whether graffiti is art or vandalism.
  2. (uncountable) The creative and emotional expression of mental imagery, such as visual, auditory, social, etc.
  3. (countable) Skillful creative activity, usually with an aesthetic focus.
    She's mastered the art of programming.
  4. (uncountable) The study and the product of these processes.
    He's at university to study art.
  5. (uncountable) Aesthetic value.
    Her photographs are nice, but there's no art in them.
  6. (uncountable) Artwork.
    Sotheby's regularly auctions art for millions.
  7. (countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
    I'm a great supporter of the arts.
  8. (countable) A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
  9. (countable) Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.
    • 1796, Matthew Lewis (writer), The Monk, Folio Society 1985, page 217:
      A physician was immediately sent for; but on the first moment of beholding the corpse, he declared that Elvira's recovery was beyond the power of art.
  10. (uncountable, dated) Contrivance, scheming, manipulation.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: arte
  • Portuguese: arte
  • Russian: иску́сство
  • Spanish: arte
Translations
  • Italian: arte
  • Portuguese: arte
  • Russian: иску́сство
  • Spanish: arte
Translations
  • French: art
  • Italian: arte
  • Portuguese: arte
  • Russian: иску́сство
Translations Translations
  • Italian: disciplina umanistica
  • Portuguese: arte
  • Russian: иску́сство
Translations
  • Italian: disciplina umanistica
  • Portuguese: humana
  • Russian: иску́сство
Translations
  • Italian: arte
  • Portuguese: arte
  • Russian: иску́сство
Verb
  1. (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of be
    How great thou art!

Art
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.

ART
Noun

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  9. Abbreviation of anti-retroviral therapy.



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