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Art (IPA: /ˈɑɹt/)


Art ()

The second person singular, indicative mode, present tense, of the substantive verb Be; but formed after the analogy of the plural are, with the ending -t, as in thou shalt, wilt, orig. an ending of the second person sing. pret. Cf. Be. Now used only in solemn or poetical style.

Art (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.

Art (n.)

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.

Art (n.)

The systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. Also, an occupation or business requiring such knowledge or skill.

Art (n.)

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.

Art (n.)

Those branches of learning which are taught in the academical course of colleges; as, master of arts.

Art (n.)

Learning; study; applied knowledge, science, or letters.

Art (n.)

Skill, dexterity, or the power of performing certain actions, acquired by experience, study, or observation; knack; as, a man has the art of managing his business to advantage.

Art (n.)

Skillful plan; device.

Art (n.)

Cunning; artifice; craft.

Art (n.)

The black art; magic.

Art ()

An association for promoting art (esp. the arts of design), and giving encouragement to artists.

Art

What has emotional or aesthetic appeal

Art

Genetic element in the species Drosophila melanogaster

Art

Abbreviation for visual or fine art

Art

The academic study of art

Art

Unincorporated community in Clay County, Indiana

Example Sentence (Quote)

"* Love is a simple thing and a deep thing: it is an act of life and not an illusion. Art is an illusion." - Love

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .the significant problems and issues of life and philosophy concern the rate and mode of the conjunction of the precarious and the assured, the incomplete and the finished, the repetitious and the varying, the safe and sane and the hazardous. .. .these traits, and the modes and tempos of their interaction with each other, are fundamental features of natural existence. The experience of their various consequences, according as they are relatively isolated, unhappily or happily combined, is evidence that wisdom, and hence the love of wisdom which is philosophy, is concerned with choice and administration of their proportioned union. Structure and process, substance and accident, matter and energy, permanence and flux, one and many, continuity and discreetness, order and progress, law and liberty, uniformity and growth, tradition and innovation, rational will and impelling desires, proof and discovery, the actual and the possible, are names given to various phases of their conjunction, and the issue of living depends upon the art with which these things are adjusted to each other." - Art

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Cybernetics is] the art of ensuring the efficacy of action." - Cybernetics

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [It] is that rare impressionist painting where people don't judge the light, but rather are judged by it." - Art

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else." - O. Henry


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