artificial flowers

artificial flowers
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  • Artificial flower — Artificial flowers and imitations of natural flowers are sometimes made for scientific purposes (the collection of glass flowers at Harvard University, for example, which illustrates the flora of the United States), but more often as articles of… …   Wikipedia

  • artificial — artificial, factitious, synthetic, ersatz mean not brought into being by nature but by human art or effort or by some process of manufacture. They are not often interchangeable because of differences in some of their implications and in their… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • artificial — (adj.) late 14c., in the phrase artificial day part of the day from sunrise to sunset, from O.Fr. artificial, from L. artificialis of or belonging to art, from artificium (see ARTIFICE (Cf. artifice)). Meaning made by man (opposite of natural) is …   Etymology dictionary

  • artificial — artificially, adv. artificialness, n. /ahr teuh fish euhl/, adj. 1. made by human skill; produced by humans (opposed to natural): artificial flowers. 2. imitation; simulated; sham: artificial vanilla flavoring. 3. lacking naturalness or… …   Universalium

  • artificial — ar|ti|fi|cial [ ,artı fıʃl ] adjective ** 1. ) made by people and used instead of something natural: The growers use both natural and artificial light. The product contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. a ) made by people to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • artificial */*/ — UK [ˌɑː(r)tɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l] / US [ˌɑrtɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l] adjective 1) a) made by people and used instead of something natural The growers use both natural and artificial light. The product contains no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. b) made by… …   English dictionary

  • artificial — ar|ti|fi|cial S3 [ˌa:tıˈfıʃəl US ˌa:r ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: artificiel, from Latin artificialis, from artificium; ARTIFICE] 1.) not real or not made of natural things but made to be like something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • artificial — adj. 1 produced by human art or effort rather than originating naturally (an artificial lake). 2 formed in imitation of something natural (artificial flowers). 3 affected, insincere (an artificial smile). Phrases and idioms: artificial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • artificial florist — noun Someone who makes or sells artificial flowers. Some stores in New York are confined to the sale of materials for artificial florists. Syn: artificial flower maker, artificial flower manufacturer …   Wiktionary

  • artificial*/ — [ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l] adj 1) not natural or real, but made by people The growers use both natural and artificial light.[/ex] artificial flowers/fur/snow[/ex] The product contains no artificial colours or flavours.[/ex] 2) not sincere Syn: false an… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • artificial — adjective 1) artificial flowers Syn: synthetic, fake, imitation, mock, ersatz, faux, substitute, replica, reproduction; man made, manufactured, fabricated, inorganic; plastic; informal pretend, phony …   Thesaurus of popular words