Definitions for collagekəˈlɑʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings or parts of photographs.

    Category: Fine Arts

  2. a work produced by this technique.

    Category: Fine Arts

  3. a film or other work that shifts suddenly or abruptly from one scene or image to another.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of collage:

1915–20; < F, =colle paste, glue (< Gk kólla) +-age -age


Princeton's WordNet

  1. collage, montage(noun)

    a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

    "he used his computer to make a collage of pictures superimposed on a map"

  2. collage(noun)

    any collection of diverse things

    "a collage of memories"


  1. collage(Noun)

    A picture made by sticking other pictures onto a surface.

  2. collage(Noun)

    A composite object or collection (abstract or concrete) created by the assemblage of various media; especially for a work of art such as text, film, etc..

  3. collage(Noun)

    The technique of producing such a work of art that is a collage.

  4. collage(Verb)

    To make into a collage.

  5. Origin: Borrowed from collage


  1. Collage

    Collage is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. A collage may sometimes include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty. The term collage derives from the French "coller" meaning "glue". This term was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

Translations for collage

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a design made by pasting pieces of paper, cloth, photographs etc on to a surface.

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