art direct

verb, transitive + intransitive

Definition of art direct

  1. :  to work as an art director This, to my knowledge, is the first time that an illustrator had been hired to art direct illustration in a magazine. — James McMullan, The Education of an Illustrator, 2000 art direct for a movie

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Origin and Etymology of art direct

back-formation from art director

First Known Use: 1915

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to criticize severely

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