|1.||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.|
|n.||1.||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.|
|2.||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.|
|3.||The systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. Also, an occupation or business requiring such knowledge or skill.|
|4.||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.|
|5.||Those branches of learning which are taught in the academical course of colleges; as, master of arts.|
|6.||Learning; study; applied knowledge, science, or letters.|
|7.||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.|
|8.||Skillful plan; device.|
|9.||Cunning; artifice; craft.|
|10.||The black art; magic.|
|Noun||1.||art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"|
Synonyms: fine art
|2.||art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"|
|3.||art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"|
|4.||art - photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"|
ART. The power of doing. something not taught by nature or instinct.
Johnson. Eunomus defines art to be a collection of certain rules for doing
anything in a set form. Dial. 2, p. 74. The Dictionaire des Sciences
Medicales, q.v., defines it in nearly the same terms.
2. The arts are divided into mechanical and liberal arts. The mechanical arts are those which require more bodily than mental labor; they are usually called trades, and those who pursue them are called artisans or mechanics. The liberal are those which have for the sole or principal object, works of the mind, and those who are engaged in them are called artists. Pard. Dr. Com. n. 35.
3. The act of Congress of July 4, 1836, s. 6, in describing the subjects of patents, uses the term art. The sense of this word in its usual acceptation is perhaps too comprehensive. The thing to be patented is not a mere elementary, principle, or intellectual discovery, but a principle put in practice, and applied to some art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter. 4 Mason, 1.
4. Copper-plate printing on the back of a bank note, is an art for which a patent may be granted. 4 Wash. C. C. R. 9.
|(language)||ART - A real-time functional language. It timestamps
each data value when it was created.|
["Applicative Real-Time Programming", M. Broy, PROC IFIP 1983, N-H].