What does graffiti mean?

Definitions for graffiti
grəˈfi tigraf·fi·ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graffito, graffiti(noun)

    a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls

GCIDE

  1. Graffiti(n. pl.)

    any writings or drawings on a surface in a public place, placed there without authorization of the owner of the object on which it is written. Such graffiti are usually unwelcome, and are considered as form of vandalism.

    Etymology: [It., pl. of graffito scratched]

Wiktionary

  1. graffiti(Noun)

    A form of vandalism involving painting text or images in public places.

    Etymology: From graffiti

  2. graffiti(Noun)

    A form of art involving painting text or images in public places.

    Etymology: From graffiti

  3. graffiti(Noun)

    Informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions.

    Etymology: From graffiti

  4. graffiti(Verb)

    To create such images

    Etymology: From graffiti

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graffiti

    inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii

    Etymology: [It., pl. of graffito scratched]

Freebase

  1. Graffiti

    Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. In modern times, paint, particularly spray paint, and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime. Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Within hip hop culture, graffiti has evolved alongside hip hop music, b-boying, and other elements. Unrelated to hip-hop graffiti, gangs use their own form of graffiti to mark territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities. Controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement amongst city officials, law enforcement, and writers who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations. There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly developing art form whose value is highly contested and reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of graffiti in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of graffiti in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of graffiti in a Sentence

  1. George Steiner:

    The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries from the stage-happening, are resolutely strategic. The insurgent and the freak-out have broken off discourse with a cultural system which they despise as a cruel, antiquated fraud. They will not bandy words with it. Accept, even momentarily, the conventions of literate linguistic exchange, and you are caught in the net of the old values, of the grammars that can condescend or enslave.

  2. Roger Cukierman:

    We feel that something has changed: it's no longer just graffiti or minor incidents, these are death threats [against the Jewish community], it cannot go on like this.

  3. Howard Collins:

    One of the difficulties before this kit was available, often we only found the vandalism and graffiti when the train returned to the depot where they're repaired or cleaned. But now we're building a profile of where and when these incidents occur. So the police already have the intelligence and the information to say, this is where this is likely to occur and this is the time of day.

  4. County Commission Chairman John Koenig:

    October 1 refers to Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. On Wednesday, county officials said they believe 1,000 to 3,000 people could potentially show up in the town of Amargosa Valley, which has a population of nearly 1,000 people. County Commission Chairman John Koenig laid out what could happen if a crowd that large ends up appearing inAmargosa. Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo says if even 3,000 people show up to' Storm Area 51,' Nye County will put an enormous strain on the small town in Nevada. Be prepared not to have cell service, not to have Internet. There will probably be no water available, there will probably be no ice available because everything is going to sell out. There will probably be no gas left in the gas station, no food, nowhere to go potty, if youre coming, be prepared because its probably not going to be nice. STORM AREA 51 CRAZE CONTINUES AS 2M PEOPLE PLEDGE TO RAID SECRET GOVT MILITARY BASE He advised anyone planning to visit the area during the events should be prepared with food, water, and other essential items since those supplies will probably sell out very quickly. Authorities are also concerned about a massive influx of traffic that could lead to gridlock, stymying first responders and law enforcement if they are needed. County officials stressed they are worried that sources could get tied up with masses of people arriving on the lone highway in the area. Nye County commissioner Leo Blundo urged residents they should prepare by stocking up on food, water, gasoline, and prescription medication ahead of the weekend. Signs warn about trespassing at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 outside of Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) Cell phone service may also be impacted if thousands show up. Amargosa Town Board member Trevor Dolby told commissioners that cell phone towers in Amargosa Valley were not designed to support the thousands of people, according to FOX5. Whats scary is our 9-1-1 paging service goes through cell phones, Dolby said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Earlier this month, neighboring Lincoln County drafted an emergency declaration but gave conditional approval for events in tiny towns near the once top-secret U.S. Air Force test area. that has long been a focus of UFO conspiracy theories. Alien-themed graffiti adorns a rock along the Extraterrestrial Highway, near Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher) TheLittle ALeInn in Rachelisscheduling an eventcalledAlienstockon Sept. 20-22, while The Alien Research Center souvenir shop in Hiko has planned a Sept. 20-21 expo. Those events in Hiko and Rachel would be about 100 miles from Amargosa Valley. Rachelswebsite says the nearest gas stations are located 50 miles south in Ash Springs and 110 miles north in Tonopah. Officials in two rural Nevada counties have signed a state of emergency declaration ahead of the' Storm Area 51' event ; William La Jeunesse reports.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    You rasta fire, you are my sex drug, I sing soul about my sincere love. Sultry, sweet candy, know that you are a mega cool chocolate Barbie. You are cool as cool gangsta rap hip-hop beats, your thinking is like a pair of trunks in your hands, sweet, juicy, cool as always awesome. Character as the handwriting of your soul is also beautiful as a beautiful graffiti. My soul is dancing an old school break dance when i see you. Every night I am thirsty to make sex-quake with you all to the envy of our love shock. You are my dream, my love, my goal. You are the favorite love melody of my soul and I like only you. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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