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

  • n. A single pictorial composition made by juxtaposing or superimposing many pictures or designs.
  • n. The art or process of making such a composition.
  • n. A relatively rapid succession of different shots in a movie.
  • n. The juxtaposition of such successive shots as a cinematic technique.
  • n. A composite of closely juxtaposed elements: a montage of voices on an audiotape.
  • transitive v. To use or incorporate in a montage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An art form consisting of putting together or assembling various smaller pictures to create a larger work.
  • n. An analogous literary, musical or other heterogenous artistic composite
  • v. To combine or depict into a montage

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

  • n. a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image


French, from monter, to mount, from Old French; see mount1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French montage, from the verb monter ("put up") (Wiktionary)



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