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  • virtu —    (veer TOO) [Italian: merit, excellence] The quality of excellence, rarity, or beauty that resides in fine things, as in “objects of virtu.” Knowledge of or a taste for such objects, or the objects collectively …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • virtu — [vər to͞o′, vʉr′to͞o΄] n. [It virtù, excellence, virtue < L virtus, strength, VIRTUE] 1. a love of, or taste for, artistic objects, esp. curios, antiques, etc. 2. such objects, collectively 3. the quality of being artistic, beautiful, rare, or …   English World dictionary

  • virtu — /veuhr tooh , verr tooh/, n. 1. excellence or merit in objects of art, curios, and the like. 2. (used with plural v.) such objects or articles collectively. 3. a taste for or knowledge of such objects. Also, vertu. [1715 25; < It virtù, vertù… …   Universalium

  • virtu — vir•tu or vertu [[t]vərˈtu, ˈvɜr tu[/t]] n. 1) fia excellence or merit in objects of art, curios, and the like 2) fia (used with a pl. v.) such objects or articles collectively 3) fia a taste for such objects • Etymology: 1715–25; < It virtù,… …   From formal English to slang

  • virtu — /vɜˈtu/ (say ver tooh) noun 1. excellence or merit in objects of art, curios, and the like. 2. (construed as plural) such objects or articles collectively. 3. a taste for or knowledge of such objects or articles. Also, vertu. {Italian, from Latin …  

  • virtu —   n. objects of art; antiques; love or study of such objects; artistic value.    ♦ virtuoso,   n. (fem. sa; pl. si ) technically brilliant performer, especially musical.    ♦ virtuosity, n. skill of virtuoso …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • virtu — vir·tu || vÉœr tuː /vɜː n. objects of fine art; love of fine art …   English contemporary dictionary

  • virtu — n. [It.] 1. Taste for curiosities, love of the fine arts, dilettanteism. 2. Curiosities, objects of art or of antiquity (taken collectively) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Cabinet of curiosities — For other uses, see Cabinet of curiosities (disambiguation). Musei Wormiani Historia , the frontispiece from the Museum Wormianum depicting Ole Worm s cabinet of curiosities. A cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in Renaissance… …   Wikipedia

  • vertu —    (veer TOO) [Italian: merit, excellence] The quality of excellence, rarity, or beauty that resides in fine things, as in “objects of virtu.” Knowledge of or a taste for such objects, or the objects collectively …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • Wadmore — This interesting surname of English origin is a locational name from the place called Wedmore in Somerset deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century wap meaning hunting hence moor for hunting . The name is recorded as Wedmore in the Domesday… …   Surnames reference


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