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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French art.

Noun

Singular
art

Plural
s

art (s)
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  1. (uncountable) Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
  2. (uncountable) The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
  3. (uncountable) Activity intended to make something special.
  4. (uncountable) A recreation of reality according to the artist's metaphysical value-judgements.
  5. (uncountable) The study and the product of these processes.
  6. (uncountable) Aesthetic value.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Artwork.
  8. (countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
  9. (countable) A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
  10. (countable) Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.
    • 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society 1985, p. 217:
      A physician was immediately sent for; but on the first moment of beholding the corse, he declared that Elvira's recovery was beyond the power of art.
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  • 2005: "I tell her what Donald Hall says: that the problem with workshops is that they trivialize art by minimizing the terror." -July Harper's, Lynn Freed
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Etymology 2

Verb

art

  1. (archaic) Second-person singular simple present tense indicative of be.
    How great thou art!

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Catalan

Noun

art f and m (plural: arts f.)

  1. art (something pleasing to the mind)

Crimean Tatar

Noun

art

  1. back

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Danish

Noun

art

  1. kind
  2. nature
  3. species

French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] artem (nominative: ars).

Pronunciation

Noun

art m. (plural arts)

  1. art (something pleasing to the mind)

Latvian

Verb

art

  1. plough

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic ارض (’arɖ)

Noun

art f.

  1. earth

Swedish

Inflection for art Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative art arten arter arterna
Genitive arts artens arters arternas

Pronunciation

Noun

art

  1. species

Turkish

Noun

art

  1. back

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