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Meaning of EASEL

Pronunciation:  'eezul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)
 

EASEL is a 5 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: tripod

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ea"sel\, n. [D. ezel ass, donkey, hence, easel, or G.
esel; akin to E. ass. See {Ass}.]
A frame (commonly) of wood serving to hold a canvas upright,
or nearly upright, for the painter's convenience or for
exhibition.

{Easel picture}, {Easel piece}, a painting of moderate size
   such as is made while resting on an easel, as
   distinguished from a painting on a wall or ceiling.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: air brush, art paper, brush, camera lucida, camera obscura, canvas, chalk, charcoal, crayon, drawing paper, drawing pencil, drier, fixative, ground, lay figure, maulstick, medium, paint, paintbrush, palette, palette knife, pastel, pencil, pigments, scratchboard, siccative, sketchbook, sketchpad, spatula, spray gun, stump, varnish
 

 

 

 

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