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ˈi zəleasel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. easelnoun

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


  1. easelnoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Easelnoun

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

    Etymology: [D. ezel ass, donkey, hence, easel, or G. esel; akin to E. ass. See Ass.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Easel

    ēz′l, n. the frame on which painters support their pictures while painting. [Dut. ezel, or Ger. esel, an ass.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of easel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of easel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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