Word of the Day

Posted: October 7, 2015 in Uncategorized
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the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aestheticprinciples, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinarysignificance.


the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of artcollectively, 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.


a branch of learning or university study, especially one of the fine artsor the humanities, as music, philosophy, or literature: She was adept atthe arts of music and painting;

I’ve always felt an affinity towards the visual arts, though I studied artof philosophy.



  1. (used with a singular verb) the humanities, as distinguished from thesciences and technical fields:
    a college of arts and sciences.
  2. (used with a plural verb) liberal arts :
    Faculty of Arts.

Origin of art 1

1175-1225; Middle English < Old French, accusative of ars < Latin ars(nominative), artem (accusative) ‘skill, craft, craftsmanship’

Taken from “A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology” by Samuel Johnson

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