art

1
[ ahrt ]
/ ɑrt /

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.

Origin of art

1
1175–1225; Middle English < Old French, accusative of ars < Latin ars (nominative), artem (accusative) ‘skill, craft, craftsmanship’

Definition for art (2 of 9)

art

2
[ ahrt ]
/ ɑrt /

verb Archaic.

2nd person singular present indicative of be.

Origin of art

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

Definition for art (3 of 9)

Art

[ ahrt ]
/ ɑrt /

noun

a male given name, form of Arthur.

Definition for art (4 of 9)

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.

Definition for art (5 of 9)

be

[ bee; unstressed bee, bi ]
/ bi; unstressed bi, bɪ /

verb (used without object), present singular 1st person am, 2nd are or (Archaic) art, 3rd is, present plural are; past singular 1st person was, 2nd were or (Archaic) wast or wert, 3rd was, past plural were; present subjunctive be; past subjunctive singular 1st person were, 2nd were or (Archaic) wert, 3rd were; past subjunctive plural were; past participle been; present participle be·ing.

auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person am, 2nd are or (Archaic) art, 3rd is, present plural are; past singular 1st person was, 2nd were or (Archaic) wast or wert, 3rd was, past plural were; present subjunctive be; past subjunctive singular 1st person were, 2nd were or (Archaic) wert, 3rd were; past subjunctive plural were; past participle been; present participle be·ing.

Origin of be

before 900; Middle English been, Old English bēon (bēo- (akin to Old Frisian, Old High German bim, German bin, Old Saxon bium, biom (I) am, Old English, Old High German, Old Saxon būan, Old Norse būa reside, Latin fuī (I) have been, Greek phy- grow, become, Old Irish boí (he) was, Sanskrit bhávati (he) becomes, is, Lithuanian búti to be, OCS byti, Persian būd was)) + -n infinitive suffix. See am, is, are1, was, were

Can be confused

be bee

Usage note

See me.

Definition for art (6 of 9)

art.


plural arts. article; articles.

Definition for art (7 of 9)

-art


variant of -ard: braggart.

Definition for art (8 of 9)

Monk

[ muhngk ]
/ mʌŋk /

noun

(James) ArthurArt, born 1957, U.S. football player.
The·lo·ni·ous [thuh-loh-nee-uh s] /θəˈloʊ ni əs/(Sphere),1917–1982, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
George. Monck, George.

Definition for art (9 of 9)

Garfunkel

[ gahr-fuhng-kuh l ]
/ ˈgɑr fʌŋ kəl /

noun

ArthurArt, born 1942, U.S. singer.
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British Dictionary definitions for art (1 of 11)

art

1
/ (ɑːt) /

noun

See also arts

Word Origin for art

C13: from Old French, from Latin ars craftsmanship

British Dictionary definitions for art (2 of 11)

art

2
/ (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 11)

ART


abbreviation for

assisted reproductive technology

British Dictionary definitions for art (4 of 11)

-art


suffix forming nouns

a variant of -ard

British Dictionary definitions for art (5 of 11)

Be


the chemical symbol for

beryllium

British Dictionary definitions for art (6 of 11)

BE


abbreviation for

bill of exchange
(in the US) Board of Education
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Engineering

British Dictionary definitions for art (7 of 11)


abbreviation for

Baumé

British Dictionary definitions for art (8 of 11)

monk

/ (mʌŋk) /

noun

a male member of a religious community bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedienceRelated adjective: monastic
(sometimes capital) a fancy pigeon having a bald pate and often large feathered feet

Word Origin for monk

Old English munuc, from Late Latin monachus, from Late Greek: solitary (man), from Greek monos alone

British Dictionary definitions for art (9 of 11)

Monk

/ (mʌŋk) /

noun

Thelonious (Sphere) (θəˈləʊnɪəs). 1920–82, US jazz pianist and composer
a variant spelling of (George) Monck

British Dictionary definitions for art (10 of 11)

be

1
/ (biː, unstressed ) /

verb present singular 1st person am; 2nd person are; 3rd person is; present plural are; past singular 1st person was; 2nd person were; 3rd person was; past plural were; present participle being or past participle been (intr)

Word Origin for be

Old English bēon; related to Old High German bim am, Latin fui I have been, Greek phuein to bring forth, Sanskrit bhavati he is

British Dictionary definitions for art (11 of 11)

be

2

the internet domain name for

Belgium
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Medicine definitions for art

Be


The symbol for the elementberyllium
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Science definitions for art

Be


The symbol for beryllium.
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Idioms and Phrases with art (1 of 2)

art


see fine art; state of the art.

Idioms and Phrases with art (2 of 2)

be


In addition to the idioms beginning with be

  • be a credit to
  • be along
  • be big on
  • be bound to
  • be busted
  • bed and board
  • bed and breakfast
  • bed of roses
  • be down
  • bee in one's bonnet
  • been around
  • been had
  • been there, done that
  • been to the wars
  • beginning of the end, the
  • begin to see daylight
  • begin to see the light
  • begin with
  • beg off
  • beg the question
  • beg to differ
  • be had
  • be in on
  • be into
  • bell the cat, who will
  • be my guest
  • bend one's elbow
  • bend over backwards
  • bend someone's ear
  • be off
  • be on
  • be oneself
  • be on to
  • beside oneself
  • beside the point
  • be that as it may
  • be the death of
  • be the end of one
  • be the making of

also see:

  • let be
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