Definitions for easelˈi zəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ea•selˈi zəl(n.)

  1. a stand or frame for supporting or displaying at an angle an artist's canvas, a blackboard, etc.

  2. a frame, often with adjustable masks, used to hold photographic paper flat and control borders when printing enlargements.

    Category: Photography

Origin of easel:

1625–35; < D ezel ass, easel (c. OE esel ass) < L asellus, dim. of asinusass1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. easel(noun)

    an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)


  1. easel(Noun)

    An upright frame, typically on three legs, for displaying or supporting something, such as an artistu2019s canvas.

  2. Origin: 1596, from ezel, originally , from esel, from asinus; from the comparison of a donkey carrying a burden and putting a painting on a wooden stand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Easel(noun)

    a frame (commonly) of wood serving to hold a canvas upright, or nearly upright, for the painter's convenience or for exhibition


  1. Easel

    An easel is an upright support used for displaying and/or fixing something resting upon it. In the darkroom an easel is used to keep the photographic paper in flat or upright position to the enlarger.

Anagrams of easel

  1. lease

Translations for easel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a (hinged) stand for supporting a blackboard, an artist's picture etc.

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