What does collage mean?

Definitions for collagekəˈlɑʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word collage.

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(n.)

    the technique of producing a work of art that is a collage.

  2. collage(n.)

    any composite object, whether abstract or concrete, created by assembling components of varied types.

  3. collage(n.)

    (Cinema) a film having scenes of different types or from different locations displayed in rapid succession without transitions.


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Swedish Academy:

    By means of her extraordinary method – a carefully composed collage of human voices – Alexievich deepens our comprehension of an entire era.

  2. Jerald Podair:

    This is the most emotion an American president has ever shown on camera, i can almost guarantee that when there is some sort of collage shown of this president's presidency, this one moment will be in there.

  3. Isaac Briones:

    We were just playing around, talking about jokes and stuff, he was like, one of the nicest people I knew. He was so caring. Martin's brother, Miguel,posted a photo collage to Instagramwith a caption that read.

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