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Definition of art:

  1. A system of rules serving to facilitate the performance of certain actions; a system of principles and rules for attaining a desired end; method of doing well some special work; -- often contradistinguished from science or speculative principles; as, the art of building or engraving; the art of war; the art of navigation.
  2. Cunning; artifice; craft.
  3. Learning; study; applied knowledge, science, or letters.
  4. Skill, dexterity, or the power of performing certain actions, acquired by experience, study, or observation; knack; as, a man has the art of managing his business to advantage.
  5. Skillful plan; device.
  6. The application of skill to the production of the beautiful by imitation or design, or an occupation in which skill is so employed, as in painting and sculpture; one of the fine arts; as, he prefers art to literature.
  7. The black art; magic.
  8. The employment of means to accomplish some desired end; the adaptation of things in the natural world to the uses of life; the application of knowledge or power to practical purposes.
  9. The second person singular, indicative mode, present tense, of the substantive verb Be; but formed after the analogy of the plural are, with the ending - t, as in thou shalt, wilt, orig. an ending of the second person sing. pret. Cf. Be. Now used only in solemn or poetical style.
  10. The systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. Also, an occupation or business requiring such knowledge or skill.
  11. Those branches of learning which are taught in the academical course of colleges; as, master of arts.

Synonyms:

blind, knack, calling, wile, portrayal, trade, talent, imposture, acoustics, arts, archeology, art form, handicraft, composition, illustration, architecture, know-how, stratagem, maneuver, fraud, the humanities, career, move, artistic creation, line, carving, arts and crafts, humanities, delineation, slyness, course, ruse, prowess, agronomy, deed, inventiveness, flair, physical science, collage, language, philosophy, nontextual matter, adeptness, profession, earth science, music, imagination, activity, trick, artwork, picture, performance, expertness, drawing, means, occupation, racket, liberal arts, craft, artistry, chef d'oeuvre, aesthetics, graphics, representation, machination, fine art, proficiency, abstraction, dodge, coloring, brass rubbing, business, cheat, applied linguistics, ceramics, technique, masterfulness, ability, act, dance, social science, statue, life sciences, canon, venture, sculpture, natural science, simulation, device, masterpiece, honest, artifice, back catalog, agriculture, action, ancient history, expertise, artistic production, skillfulness, employment, painting, batik, operation, faculty, invention, employ, job, science, adroitness, creation, pursuit, assemblage, history, belles-lettres, thing, literature, command, archaeology, demonstration, subterfuge, handcraft, vocation, knowledge, creativity, work, contrivance, craftsmanship, personification, information science, description, background, anthropology.

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