Easel meaning

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The definition of an easel is a standing frame used for holding something.

An example of an easel is what a painter uses to hold their canvas.

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An upright frame for displaying or supporting something, such as an artist's canvas.
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An upright frame or tripod to hold an artist's canvas, a picture on display, etc.
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(Easel Corporation) A Burlington, Massachusetts software tools company founded in 1981. It was acquired by VMARK Software in 1995. Easel developed client/server tools based on its ESL technology and its Smalltalk-based ObjectStudio. See VMARK and Ardent.
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An upright frame, typically on three legs, for displaying or supporting something, such as an artist’s canvas.
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Origin of easel

  • Dutch ezel ass from Middle Dutch esel from Latin asellus diminutive of asinus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1596, from Dutch ezel (“easel”), originally “donkey”, from Middle Dutch esel (“donkey”), from Latin asinus (“donkey”); from the comparison of a donkey carrying a burden and putting a painting on a wooden stand.

    From Wiktionary