Word of the Day

Posted: October 7, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Art
noun

1.

the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aestheticprinciples, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinarysignificance.

2.

the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of artcollectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art;

an art collection.

3.

a field, genre, or category of art:

Dance is an art.

4.

the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture:

art and architecture.

5.

any field using the skills or techniques of art: advertising art;

industrial art.

6.

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.

7.

arts.

  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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