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World English Dictionary

Define Art

art

— noun   
1.  a. the creation of works of beauty or other special significance  
b. ( as modifier ): an art movement   
2.  the exercise of human skill (as distinguished from nature )  
3.  imaginative skill as applied to representations of the natural world or figments of the imagination  
4.  a. the products of man's creative activities; works of art collectively, esp of the visual arts, sometimes also music,
drama, dance, and literature  
b. arts See also fine art ( as modifier ): an art gallery   
5.  excellence or aesthetic merit of conception or execution as exemplified by such works  
6.  any branch of the visual arts, esp painting  
7.  ( modifier ) intended to be artistic or decorative: art needlework   
8.  a. any field using the techniques of art to display artistic qualities: advertising art   
b. ( as modifier ): an art film   
9.  journalism  photographs or other illustrations in a newspaper, etc  
10.  method, facility, or knack: the art of threading a needle ; the art of writing letters   
11.  the system of rules or principles governing a particular human activity: the art of government   
12.  artfulness; cunning  
13.  get something down to a fine art  to become highly proficient at something through practice  
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