from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An object of artistic merit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A work of art with some artistic merit.
  • n. An artwork exhibited for the purposes of decoration or the reflection of social status.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a work of art of some artistic value


French : objet, object + de, of + art, art.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French objet ("object") and d'art ("of art"). (Wiktionary)


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