Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.
  • noun A work, such as a literary piece, composed of both borrowed and original material.
  • noun The art of creating such compositions.
  • noun An assemblage of diverse elements.
  • intransitive verb To paste (diverse materials) over a surface, thereby creating an artistic product.
  • intransitive verb To create such an artistic product.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of clearing wine by means of isinglass or gelatin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any picture made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs, especially in unusual or surprising ways.
  • noun the technique of producing a work of art that is a collage{1}.
  • noun any composite object, whether abstract or concrete, created by assembling components of varied types.
  • noun (Cinema) a film having scenes of different types or from different locations displayed in rapid succession without transitions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A picture made by sticking other pictures onto a surface.
  • noun A composite object or collection (abstract or concrete) created by the assemblage of various media; especially for a work of art such as text, film, etc..
  • noun uncountable The technique of producing such a work of art that is a collage.
  • verb transitive To make into a collage.

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

  • noun a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image
  • noun any collection of diverse things

Etymologies

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

[French, from coller, to glue, from colle, glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla.]

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Borrowing from French collage

Examples

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  • definition: an assembly of diverse fragments

    see montage

    January 2, 2007