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Edgar Degas


a French impressionist painter (born: 1834 – died: 1917)


person noun (people)

Type of:

painter » artist » creator » person

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Edgar Degas | Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas
(Born: 19 July 1834, Paris, France – Died: 27 September 1917(1917-09-27) (aged 83), Paris, France)

19 July 1834 - 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He's especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He's regarded as one of the founders of ... (43 of 5485 words, pronunciations, 38 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Edgar Degas [French artist] | Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas | Degas [later]
(Born: July 19, 1834, Paris, France – Died: September 27, 1917, Paris)

French painter, sculptor, and printmaker who was prominent in the Impressionist group and widely celebrated for his images of Parisian life. Degas's ... (22 of 937 words, 6 images)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

Degas, Edgar | Edgar Degas | Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas | Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar
(Born: 1834 – Died: 1917)

French painter and sculptor, born: Paris; son of a banker. Although prepared for the law, he abandoned it for painting, studying at the École des ... (25 of 436 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

Edgar Degas | Degas, Edgar | Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

(1834-1917) , French painter and sculptor. An impressionist painter, Degas is best known for his paintings of ballet dancers (19 of 46 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

degas | degassed [past tense] | degassing [present participle] | Degas | Edgar Degas [sense-specific] | Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas [sense-specific] | Degas, Edgar [sense-specific] | Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar [sense-specific]

to free from gas. | [electronics] to complete the evacuation of gases in (a vacuum tube). | "Degas" : "Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas": 1834-1917, French ... (23 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)


Collins Dictionary:

degas | Degas [French] | Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas [sense-specific] | degasser [noun, derived]

[transitive] to remove gas from (a container, vacuum tube, liquid, adsorbent, etc) | [intransitive] to lose adsorbed or absorbed gas by desorption | ... (21 of 285 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:

degas | degassed [past tense] | degassing [present participle] | degasses [3rd-person singular present] | degases [3rd-person singular present] | Degas | (Hilaire Germain) Edgar Degas

To remove gas from. | French painter and sculptor noted especially for his fluid studies of ballet dancers. (17 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)


New World Dictionary:

degas | degassed [past tense] | degassing [present participle] | Degas | degasification [noun, related]

to remove gas from (an area, substance, or product) | Degas, (Hilaire Germain) Edgar 1834-1917; French painter (16 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)




(Hilaire-Germain-) Edgar 1834-1917 French artist (5 of 12 words, pronunciation)

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painter | painters [plural]

An artist who paints pictures. | A laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means. | [nautical] A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to, e.g. a jetty or another boat. | [United States] A mountain lion, by ... (45 of 69 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

painter [countable] | painters [plural]

an artist who paints pictures | someone whose job is to paint walls, doors etc or the outside of houses and other buildings | a rope fixed to the ... (27 of 76 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


someone who paints pictures | someone whose job is to paint surfaces, such as walls and doors (16 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

mountain lion [United States, regional] | mountain lions [plural] | Felis concolor [species] | catamount [vertebrates] | catamounts [vertebrates, plural] | catamountains [vertebrates, plural] | catamountain [vertebrates] | cougar [vertebrates] | cougars [plural] | ...

a large wild cat with a light tan coat. Native to: mountains of the western hemisphere. (16 of 77 words)

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painter [entry 1] | painters [plural]

an artist who paints pictures | somebody whose job is to cover surfaces with paint, especially to paint the interiors of buildings (21 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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painter [entry 2] | painters [plural]

a rope attached to the front of a boat that is used to tie it to something such as a mooring (21 of 54 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723144​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

degas | Degas [French]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Degas"


the Free Dictionary:


Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Degas"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Degas" by speech synthesizer


Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "Degas"

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