art /ɑrt/ Show Spe[ahrt] –noun 1. production, expression, or realm, according to principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than significance. 2.the class objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, ,sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection. 3. a field, genre, or of art: Dance is an art. 4.the fine arts often excluding architecture: art and architecture. 5. any field using the skills of art: advertising art; industrial art.