1. Proper noun.  A diminutive of the male given name Arthur.
  2. Noun.  (uncountable) Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.(fact) .
  3. Noun.  (uncountable) The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, 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.
  4. Noun.  (uncountable) Activity intended to make something special.
  5. Noun.  (uncountable) A re-creation of reality according to the artist's metaphysical value judgements.
  6. Noun.  (uncountable) The study and the product of these processes.
  7. Noun.  (uncountable) Aesthetic value.
  8. Noun.  (context, uncountable) Artwork.
  9. Noun.  (countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
  10. Noun.  (countable) A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
  11. Noun.  (countable) Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.
  12. Verb.  (archaic) Second-person singular simple present tense indicative of be.

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