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gallery Tweet Definition of gallery Like Definition of gallery on Facebook
noun (galler, ies)
  1. A, institution, building, or room for the exhibition and conservation of work of art, works of art.
  2. An establishment that buys, sells, and displays works of art.
  3. uppermost, Uppermost seating area projecting from the rear or side walls of a theater, concert hall, or auditorium.
genre Tweet Definition of genre Like Definition of genre on Facebook
  1. A kind; a stylistic category or sort, especially of literature or other artworks.
The still-life has been a popular in painting since the 17th century.
The computer game Half-Life redefined the first-person shooter .
glaze Tweet Definition of glaze Like Definition of glaze on Facebook
  1. The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See Glaze, v. t., 3.
    1. (meteorology) A smooth coating of ice formed on objects due to the freezing of rain.
    2. Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
    3. A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
verb (glaz, es)
  1. (intransitive)To become glazed or glassy.
  2. (transitive)In painting, to apply a thin, transparent layer of color.
Gloria Tweet Definition of Gloria Like Definition of Gloria on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female)
glory Tweet Definition of glory Like Definition of glory on Facebook
noun (plural: glories)
  1. Great beauty or splendour, of such overwhelmingness that it is considered powerful.
  2. honour, Honour and valour.
  3. worship, Worship or praise, as in glory to God.
  4. optical, Optical phenomenon caused by water dropplets.
verb (glor, i, ed)
  1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
    • 1891: w:Thomas Hardy, Thomas Hardy, s:Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
      : He says he glories in what happened, and that good may be done indirectly; but I wish he would not so wear himself out now he is getting old, and would leave such pigs to their wallowing.
      1. To boast; to be proud.
Gothic Tweet Definition of Gothic Like Definition of Gothic on Facebook
noun Goth"ic
  1. an extinct language, once spoken by the Goths in what is now Ukraine and Bulgaria.
adjective or gothic
  1. of or related to the Goth, Goths.
  2. of or related to the architecture, architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.
  3. of or related to the goth subculture or lifestyle.
  4. of or related to a style of fictional writing emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.
  5. of a style of elaborate calligraphy based on medieval writing, also called black letter.
  6. (typography) of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called typesetters gothic.
graphic Tweet Definition of graphic Like Definition of graphic on Facebook
  1. a drawing or picture
  2. (in the plural) computer generated images as viewed on a screen forming part of a game or a film etc.
I've just played this new computer game, the graphics are amazing.
  1. drawn, pictorial
  2. vivid, descriptive
  3. grotesque or otherwise repulsive gory
graphics Tweet Definition of graphics Like Definition of graphics on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, computer graphics)
  1. The making of architectural or engineering drawings.
  2. The graphic arts.
  3. (computing) The pictorial representation and manipulation of data; the process by which a computer displays data.
Greco-Roman Tweet Definition of Greco-Roman Like Definition of Greco-Roman on Facebook
  1. Of or pertaining to Greek or Roman culture.
Green Tweet Definition of Green Like Definition of Green on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A common English surname; either a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, or was just fond of the colour
grisaille Tweet Definition of grisaille Like Definition of grisaille on Facebook
  1. In painting, a method of working which employs only varying values of gray to create form. Often a preliminary step in a fully-colored painting.
group Tweet Definition of group Like Definition of group on Facebook
  1. A number of things or persons being in some relation to one another.
There is a of houses behind the hill.
A of people gathered in front of the Parliament to demonstrate against the Prime Minister's proposals.
He left town to join a Communist
  1. (grouptheory) A set with an associative binary operation, under which there exists an identity element, and such that each element has an inverse.
  2. A (usually small) group of people who perform music together.
Did you see the new jazz ?
  1. (astronomy) A small number (up to about fifty) of galaxy, galaxies that are near each other.
  2. (chemistry) A column in the periodic table of chemical elements.
  3. (chemistry) A functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule, such as the methyl group.
  4. (sociology) A subset of a culture or of a society.
  5. (military) An air force formation.
  6. (geology) A collection of formations or rock strata.
  7. (computing) In the Unix operating system, a number of users with same rights with respect to accession, modification, and execution of files, computers and peripherals.
  1. (transitive) To put together to form a group.

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