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ea·sel

 (ē′zəl)
n.
An upright frame for displaying or supporting something, such as an artist's canvas.

[Dutch ezel, ass, from Middle Dutch esel, from Latin asellus, diminutive of asinus.]

easel

(ˈiːzəl)
n
(Art Terms) a frame, usually in the form of an upright tripod, used for supporting or displaying an artist's canvas, blackboard, etc
[C17: from Dutch ezel ass1; related to Gothic asilus, German Esel, Latin asinus ass]

ea•sel

(ˈi 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.
[1625–35; < Dutch ezel ass, easel (c. Old English esel ass) < Latin asellus, diminutive of asinus ass1]
ea′seled, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.easel - an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)easel - an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)
tripod - a three-legged rack used for support
Translations
حـامِل لَوحـة رسّام
staffeli
maalausteline
festõállvány
málaratrönur
molbertas
molberts
şevalet
ressam sehpası

easel

[ˈiːzl] Ncaballete m

easel

[ˈiːzəl] nchevalet m

easel

nStaffelei f

easel

[ˈiːzl] ncavalletto

easel

(ˈiːzl) noun
a (hinged) stand for supporting a blackboard, an artist's picture etc.
References in classic literature ?
The strong shadows cast by the green serge curtains, arranged according to the needs of each easel, produced a multitude of contrasts, and the piquant effects of light and shade.
It contained very few persons, but at the farther end of it sat Mademoiselle Nioche, before her easel.
To our surprise, we were ushered into a room where the first object that met the eye was a painter's easel, with a table beside it covered with rolls of canvas, bottles of oil and varnish, palette, brushes, paints, &c.
Philip placed an easel where she indicated, and Mrs.
A cloud of grey smoke was curling up over the top of the easel.
Don't be alarmed,' said Gowan, coming from his easel behind the door.
Three great safes were ranged along one side of the wall, piles of newspapers and maps were strewn all over a long table, and a huge Ordnance map of the French and Belgian Frontiers stood upon an easel.
Of his picture, the one that stood now on his easel, he had at the bottom of his heart one conviction--that no one had ever painted a picture like it.
The furniture was the perfection of luxury and beauty; the table in the centre was bright with gaily bound books, elegant conveniences for writing, and beautiful flowers; the second table, near the window, was covered with all the necessary materials for mounting water-colour drawings, and had a little easel attached to it, which I could expand or fold up at will; the walls were hung with gaily tinted chintz; and the floor was spread with Indian matting in maize-colour and red.
Her mother's pride in the girl's appearance led her to step back, like a painter from his easel, and survey her work as a whole.
I had a rapid glimpse of a tiny apartment, half room, half studio, in which was nothing but a bed, canvases with their faces to the wall, an easel, a table, and a chair.
When Simon Nishikanta, huge and gross as in the flesh he was and for ever painting delicate, insipid, feministic water- colours, when he threw his deck-chair at Scraps for clumsily knocking over his easel, he found the ham-like hand of Grimshaw so instant and heavy on his shoulder as to whirl him half about, almost fling him to the deck, and leave him lame-muscled and black-and-blued for days.