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Another word for art

  1. Activity pursued as a livelihood

      1. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
      2. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
      3. To put (something) to use or service:
      1. A device consisting of an oval or circular frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
      2. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
      3. A snowshoe.
      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. A regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified.
      2. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
      3. A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
      1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce.
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
      1. The act or an instance of chasing or pursuing:
      2. The act of striving to gain or accomplish something:
      3. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
      1. An occupation or career:
      2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
      3. The body of qualified persons in an occupation or field:
      1. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
      2. An activity engaged in especially as a means of passing time; an avocation.
      3. The act or process of holding or possessing a place.
      1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
      2. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
      3. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
      1. A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession:
      2. A position of employment:
      3. A task that must be done:
      1. The act of employing.
      2. The state of being employed.
      3. The work in which one is engaged; occupation.
      1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
      2. Skill in evasion or deception; guile.
      3. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.
      1. A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.
      2. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
      3. A path or course, as of the sun through the heavens.
      1. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
      2. An occupation, profession, or career.
      1. The activity of buying and selling commodities, products, or services:
      2. The amount or volume of this activity:
      3. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
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  2. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity

  3. Deceitful cleverness

Another word for art

  1. Skill or creative power

  2. The study and creation of beauty

  3. The product of art, sense 2

  4. The study of humanities; plural

      1. Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols.
      2. Such a system including its rules for combining its components, such as words.
      3. Such a system as used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect.
      1. The body of written works of a language, period, or culture.
      2. Imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value:
      3. The art or occupation of a literary writer.
      1. A chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution, often including an explanation of or commentary on those events:
      2. A formal written account of related natural phenomena:
      3. A record of a patient's general medical background:
      1. The process, art, or occupation of coating surfaces with paint for a utilitarian or artistic effect.
      2. A picture or design in paint.
      1. The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre.
      2. Vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm.
      3. A musical composition.
      1. The study of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning.
      2. A system of thought based on or involving such study:
      3. The study of the theoretical underpinnings of a particular field or discipline:
      1. plural form of humanity
      2. the branch of learning that includes the arts, classics, philosophy and history etc., but not the sciences
      1. Academic disciplines, including literature, history, languages, philosophy, mathematics, and general sciences, viewed in contrast to professional and technical disciplines.
      2. The disciplines comprising the trivium and quadrivium.

Synonym Study

  • In another sense, craft is distinguished from art in its application to a lesser skill involving little or no creative thought
  • Craft implies ingenuity in execution, sometimes even suggesting trickery or deception
  • Artifice implies skill used as a means of trickery or deception
  • Skill implies expertness or great proficiency in doing something
  • Art , the word of widest application in this group, denotes in its broadest sense merely the ability to make or do something the art of making friends, but in a narrower sense implies making or doing that displays creativity and unusual perception