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English Dictionary: critic by the DICT Development Group
5 results for critic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  2. anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
  3. someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Critic \Crit"ic\, a.
      Of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical. [Obs.]
      [bd]Critic learning.[b8] --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Critic \Crit"ic\, v. i. [Cf. F. critiquer.]
      To criticise; to play the critic. [Obs.]
               Nay, if you begin to critic once, we shall never have
               done.                                                      --A. Brewer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Critic \Crit"ic\ (kr?t"?k), n. [L. criticus, Gr. [?][?][?][?], a
      critic; prop., an adj. meaning able to discuss, from
      [?][?][?][?] to judge, discern. See {Certain}, and cf.
      1. One skilled in judging of the merits of literary or
            artistic works; a connoisseur; an adept; hence, one who
            examines literary or artistic works, etc., and passes
            judgment upon them; a reviewer.
                     The opininon of the most skillful critics was, that
                     nothing finer [than Goldsmith's [bd]Traveler[b8]]
                     had appeared in verse since the fourth book of the
                     [bd]Dunciad.[b8]                                 --Macaulay.
      2. One who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who
            censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a
            caviler; a carper.
                     When an author has many beauties consistent with
                     virtue, piety, and truth, let not little critics
                     exalt themselves, and shower down their ill nature.
                                                                              --I. Watts.
                     You know who the critics are? the men who have
                     failed in literature and art.            --Beaconsfield.
      3. The art of criticism. [Obs.] --Locke.
      4. An act of criticism; a critique. [Obs.]
                     And make each day a critic on the last. --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Critique \Cri*tique"\ (kr?-t?k"), n. [F. critique, f., fr. Gr.
      [?][?][?][?] (sc. [?][?][?][?]) the critical art, from
      [?][?][?][?][?]. See {Critic}.]
      1. The art of criticism. [Written also {critic}.] [R.]
      2. A critical examination or estimate of a work of literature
            or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and
            through analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's
            [bd]Critique of Pure Reason.[b8]
                     I should as soon expect to see a critique on the
                     poesy of a ring as on the inscription of a medal.
      3. A critic; one who criticises. [Obs.]
                     A question among critiques in the ages to come.
                                                                              --Bp. Lincoln.
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