n. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.n. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.n. The study of these activities.n. The product of these activities; human works of beauty considered as a group.n. High quality of conception or execution, as found in works of beauty; aesthetic value.n. A field or category of art, such as music, ballet, or literature.n. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.n. A system of principles and methods employed in the performance of a set of activities: the art of building. n. A trade or craft that applies such a system of principles and methods: the art of the lexicographer. n. Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation: the art of the baker; the blacksmith's art. n. Skill arising from the exercise of intuitive faculties: "Self-criticism is an art not many are qualified to practice” ( Joyce Carol Oates). n. Artful devices, stratagems, and tricks.n. Artful contrivance; cunning.n. Printing Illustrative material.v. Archaic A second person singular present indicative of be.