(noun, verb)


1. the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

- an art exhibition

- a collection of fine art

Definition categories: man–made, creation

2. 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

Definition categories: act, creation

3. a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

- the art of conversation

- it's quite an art

Similar word(s): artistry, prowess

Definition categories: thought

4. photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication

- the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book

Similar word(s): artwork, graphics

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with art as a noun:

- There is a debate as to whether graffiti is art or vandalism.

- She's mastered the art of programming.

- He's at university to study art.

- Her photographs are nice, but there's no art in them.

- Sotherby's regularly auctions art for millions.

- I'm a great supporter of the arts.


1. (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of be

- How great thou art!