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 arts (2 of 2)

Art

[ ahrt ]
/ ɑrt /

noun

a male given name, form of Arthur.
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British Dictionary definitions for arts (1 of 4)

arts

/ (ɑːts) /

pl n

  1. the arts imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively, esp as studied academically
  2. (as modifier)an arts degree
cunning or crafty actions or plots; schemes

British Dictionary definitions for arts (2 of 4)

art

1
/ (ɑːt) /

noun

See also arts

Word Origin for art

C13: from Old French, from Latin ars craftsmanship

British Dictionary definitions for arts (3 of 4)

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 arts (4 of 4)

ART


abbreviation for

assisted reproductive technology
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Idioms and Phrases with arts

art


see fine art; state of the art.

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