verb (used with object), mo·sa·icked, mo·sa·ick·ing.
Origin of mosaic
Origin of Mosaic
Examples from the Web for mosaic
Contemporary Examples of mosaic
The Lennon Wall in Admiralty is a mosaic of Post-It notes, each square a scribbled wish.The Monuments Men of Occupy Hong Kong
December 4, 2014
The mosaic too looks to her eyes more like a work of the 1st than the 4th century B.C.Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger
October 17, 2014
The result is a mosaic of spectra, covering up to 60 different regions.SAMI Is Like Google Earth for the Universe
Matthew R. Francis
July 27, 2014
This is what has created the mosaic of plots that we know today, and that was pretty much already in place a thousand years ago.The Next UNESCO World Heritage Site: Burgundy’s Pinot Noir Country?
May 31, 2014
I compare it to laying a mosaic on my hands and knees, putting in each color very slowly.Armistead Maupin Bids Farewell to 'Tales'
February 2, 2014
Historical Examples of mosaic
The mosaic border to the frame is quite unique in its design.
Even the floors of some of his rooms are made in mosaic pictures.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
The Derbyshire marbles are quarried all about, and mosaic manufacture is carried on.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
In some of these churches the decorations are chiefly in mosaic, and are extremely striking.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
Compositions so produced are to poetry what mosaic is to painting.
- a mottled yellowing that occurs in the leaves of plants affected with any of various virus diseases
- Also called: mosaic diseaseany of the diseases, such as tobacco mosaic, that produce this discoloration
Word Origin for mosaic
c.1400, from Old French mosaicq "mosaic work," from Italian mosaico, from Medieval Latin musaicum "mosaic work, work of the Muses," noun use of neuter of musaicus "of the Muses," from Latin Musa (see muse). Medieval mosaics were often dedicated to the Muses. The word formed in Medieval Latin as though from Greek, but the (late) Greek word for "mosaic work" was mouseion (Klein says this sense was borrowed from Latin). Figurative use is from 1640s. As an adjective in English from 1580s. Related: Mosaicist.
"pertaining to Moses," 1660s (earlier Mosaical, 1560s), from Modern Latin Mosaicus, from Moses.