Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » C » Criminal Prosecution ... Critter

CRITIC

Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does critic mean? 

CRITIC (noun)
  The noun CRITIC has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CRITIC used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRITIC (noun)


Sense 1critic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("critic" is a kind of...):

professional; professional person (a person engaged in one of the learned professions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "critic"):

art critic (a critic of paintings)

literary critic (a critic of literature)

newspaper critic (a critic who writes a column for the newspapers)

Instance hyponyms:

Granville-Barker; Harley Granville-Barker (English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946))

Allen Tate; John Orley Allen Tate; Tate (United States poet and critic (1899-1979))


Sense 2critic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("critic" is a kind of...):

evaluator; judge (an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "critic"):

sampler; taste tester; taste-tester; taster (someone who samples food or drink for its quality)

reader; referee; reviewer (someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication)

panelist; panellist (a member of a panel)

music critic (a critic of musical performances)

grader (a judge who assigns grades to something)

drama critic; theater critic (a critic of theatrical performances)

appraiser; authenticator (one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity)


Sense 3critic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("critic" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "critic"):

carper; niggler (someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way)

nitpicker (someone who makes small and unjustified criticisms)

roaster (a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment))


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely." (English proverb)

"He who gets the grace of the women is neither hungry nor thirsty" (Breton proverb)

"Your son is like how you raised him. And your husband is like how you trained him." (Arabic proverb)

"Who does well, meets goodwill." (Dutch proverb)

 CRITIC: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 
» CRITIC

Page delivered in 0.0417 seconds