art /ˈɑɚt/ noun
plural arts
plural arts
Learner's definition of ART
[noncount] : something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings
see also op-art, performance art, pop art, work of art
[noncount] : works created by artists : paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings
often used before another noun
see also arts and crafts
[noncount] : the methods and skills used for painting, sculpting, drawing, etc. often used before another noun
[count] : an activity that is done to create something beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings
see also fine art
the arts : painting, sculpture, music, theater, literature, etc., considered as a group of activities done by people with skill and imagination
see also performing arts
[count] : a skill that someone learns through experience or study usually singular
◊ If you raise/elevate something to an art (form) you are known for doing something or having something (such as a personal quality). This phrase is often used in an ironic or joking way to describe qualities or abilities that are not admired.
[count] : an activity that requires special knowledge or skill
see also martial art
arts [plural] : areas of study (such as history, language, and literature) that are intended to develop the mind in a general way : liberal arts
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