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English noun: art

1. art (artifact) the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

SamplesAn art exhibition.
A fine collection of art.

Synonymsfine art

Broader (hypernym)creation

Narrower (hyponym)artificial flower, commercial art, cyberart, dance, decoupage, diptych, gem, genre, graphic art, grotesque, kitsch, mosaic, plastic art, treasure, triptych, work of art

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

2. art (act) the creation of beautiful or significant things

SamplesArt does not need to be innovative to be good.
I was never any good at art.
He said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully.

Synonymsartistic creation, artistic production

Broader (hypernym)creation, creative activity

Narrower (hyponym)arts and crafts, carving, ceramics, decalcomania, decoupage, drafting, draftsmanship, drawing, gastronomy, glyptography, origami, painting, perfumery, printmaking, sculpture, topiary

Domain category membersaesthetics, Americana, appraiser, aquatint, art, authenticator, blazon, cartoon, cathartic, celluloid, chalk out, charcoal, charge, cinema, conventionalize, deaccession, depict, depict, distemper, doldrums, draw, emblazon, engrave, ensemble, esthetics, etch, etch, exhibition, expo, exposition, expressive style, fill in, film, fine art, finger-paint, formalised, formalistic, formalized, fresco, ground, idealogue, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, limn, lithograph, longueur, miniate, miniate, model, model, moderne, mold, mould, nonrepresentational, paint, paint, picture, pop, popular, portray, portray, pose, posture, present, releasing, render, repaint, represent, rubricate, sculpt, sculpture, shade, show, silkscreen, sit, sketch, stagnancy, stagnation, stencil, stipple, stipple, style, stylise, stylize, talaria, tension, theoretician, theoriser, theorist, theorizer, tout ensemble, vocabulary, watercolor, watercolour

3. art (cognition) a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

SamplesThe art of conversation.
It's quite an art.

Synonymsartistry, prowess

Broader (hypernym)superior skill

Narrower (hyponym)airmanship, aviation, enology, eristic, falconry, fortification, homiletics, horology, minstrelsy, musicianship, oenology, puppetry, taxidermy, telescopy, ventriloquism, ventriloquy

4. art (communication) photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication

SamplesThe publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book.

Synonymsartwork, graphics, nontextual matter

Broader (hypernym)visual communication

Narrower (hyponym)drawing, illustration

Part meronympublication

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