from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An object of artistic merit.
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- n. A work of art with some artistic merit.
- n. An artwork exhibited for the purposes of decoration or the reflection of social status.
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- 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)