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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 ?
In this room, too, there was a cabinet piano, quite new and of superior tone; also an easel for painting and a pair of globes.
exclaimed Erskine suddenly, catching sight of a photograph in a rich gold and coral frame on a miniature easel draped with ruby velvet.
In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement and gave rise to so many strange conjectures.
An easel, with a black board on it, stood near him: and, every time that he turned a book upside-down, he made a mark on the board with a piece of chalk.
And the old man turned afresh, with a staring, wondering homage, to the audacious daub on the easel.
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.
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.
A cloud of grey smoke was curling up over the top of the easel.
We sat in the studio, and he waved his hand to an unfinished picture on an easel.
Philip placed an easel where she indicated, and Mrs.
said Adelaida, who was fussing among her paints and paint-brushes at the easel.
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.