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1. A block of wood on whose surface a design for printing is engraved along the grain.
2. A print made from a woodcut. Also called woodblock, woodprint.
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a block of wood cut along the grain and with a design, illustration, etc, incised with a knife, from which prints are made
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print from a woodcut
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1. a block of wood engraved in relief, from which prints are made; woodblock.
2. a print or impression from such a block.
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A form of relief printing in which a design is cut or gouged out of the surface of a block of hardwood. Ink or paint is then applied to the surface to print out the design. Separate blocks can be used for multicolored images or, especially in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japan where the technique was perfected, different areas of a single block may also be inked differently.
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Noun1.woodcut - a print made from a woodcut
engraving - a print made from an engraving
2.woodcut - engraving consisting of a block of wood with a design cut into it; used to make prints
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
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[ˈwʊdkʌt] Ngrabado m en madera
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(wud) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the material of which the trunk and branches of trees are composed. My desk is (made of) wood; She gathered some wood for the fire; I like the smell of a wood fire.
2. (often in plural) a group of growing trees. They went for a walk in the woods.
3. a golf-club whose head is made of wood.
ˈwooded adjective
(of land) covered with trees. a wooded hillside.
ˈwooden adjective
made of wood. three wooden chairs.
ˈwoody adjective
1. covered with trees. woody countryside.
2. (of a smell etc) of or like wood.
ˈwood carving noun
the art of carving wood.
ˈwoodcut noun
a print made by pressing a block of wood with design cut on it onto paper.
ˈwoodcutter noun
a person whose job is felling trees.
ˈwoodland noun
land covered with woods. a stretch of woodland.
ˈwoodlouseplural ˈwoodlice noun
a tiny creature with a jointed shell, found under stones etc.
ˈwoodpecker noun
a type of bird which pecks holes in the bark of trees, searching for insects.
ˈwood pulp noun
pulp from wood that can be used for making paper.
ˈwoodwind (-wind) noun
(in an orchestra, the group of people who play) wind instruments made of wood.
ˈwoodwork noun
1. the art of making things from wood; carpentry. He did woodwork at school.
2. the wooden part of any structure. The woodwork in the house is rotting.
ˈwoodwormplurals ˈwoodworm, ~woodworms noun
the larva of a certain type of beetle, which bores into wood and destroys it.
out of the wood(s)
out of danger.
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The other side of the new bill will feature Hokusai's famous woodblock print 'The Great Wave Off Kanagawa'.
Bewick, master of the woodblock print and a great observer of nature, was one of the world's great artists and one of the North East's most celebrated sons.
After the woodblock print Long-Tailed Blue Bird Flying over Azalea Blossoms by Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858, Japan
Henry played with Japanese iconography-Japanese erotic art rendered in lace, dresses emblazoned with Carven written in katakana, ukiyo-e paintings, and woodblock print images or moku hanga.
He appreciated the amateur artists for quickly learning the basics of Japanese woodblock print making during the workshop.
Explain to students that the original work of art is called a woodcut, or woodblock print. Using foam board and a pencil, demonstrate how to make a simple block print.
Heidi Botscharow, an ASUMH student, says her recent artistic expressions were inspired by the ASUMH donor's Japanese woodblock print collection.
Floating World, from Tatton's Japanese woodblock print collection
The philosophy was represented in the traditional Japanese art form, the woodblock print, and is known as "Ukiyo-e".
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is considered one of the greatest artists in Japanese history and one of the masters of the Japanese woodblock print. He lived in a time of great peace and prosperity in Japan, known as the Edo period (1603-1868).
The cover of the second edition of At Risk: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters bears Katsushika Hokusai's powerful 1830 woodblock print "The Great Wave." The image of a wall of water about to crush a school of fishing boats captures the theoretical cornerstone of the book: extreme natural events--from volcanic eruptions to tsunamis--do not become "natural disasters" until a vulnerable group of people is affected.
The incongruously deadpan Fallen Giants, a multipart woodblock print on Mylar and paper, has the same aleatory characteristics as the drawings but is executed in the black, brown, and blue of an architectural plan.