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art

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[ ahrt ]
/ ɑrt /
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noun
Verb Phrases
art up, to improve the aesthetic quality of (something) through some form of art: This dress is so plain, it could use some arting up.I had an interior designer art up my apartment.
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Origin of art

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First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Old French, accusative of ars, from Latin ars (nominative), artem (accusative) “skill, craft, craftsmanship”

Other definitions for art (2 of 6)

art2
[ ahrt ]
/ ɑrt /

verb Archaic.
2nd person singular present indicative of be.

Origin of art

2
First recorded before 950; Middle English; Old English eart, equivalent to ear- (see are1) + -t ending of 2nd person singular

Other definitions for art (3 of 6)

Art
[ ahrt ]
/ ɑrt /

noun
a male given name, form of Arthur.

Other definitions for art (4 of 6)

ART

Linguistics.
article: often used to represent the class of determiners, including words such as this, that, and some as well as the articles a, an, and the.

Other definitions for art (5 of 6)

-art

variant of -ard: braggart.

Other definitions for art (6 of 6)

art.

abbreviation
plural arts. article; articles.
artificial.
artillery.
artist.
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British Dictionary definitions for art (1 of 4)

art1
/ (ɑːt) /

noun
See also arts

Word Origin for art

C13: from Old French, from Latin ars craftsmanship

British Dictionary definitions for art (2 of 4)

art2
/ (ɑːt) /

verb
archaic (used with the pronoun thou) a singular form of the present tense (indicative mood) of be 1

Word Origin for art

Old English eart, part of bēon to be

British Dictionary definitions for art (3 of 4)

ART

abbreviation for
assisted reproductive technology

British Dictionary definitions for art (4 of 4)

-art

suffix forming nouns
a variant of -ard
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Other Idioms and Phrases with art

art

see fine art; state of the art.

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