Wiktionary:Word of the day/2020/October 17

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Writing star.svg

Word of the day
for October 17
cave painting n (archaeology, art)
  1. (uncountable) The activity of applying pigments to the interior surfaces of caves to create images, especially when carried out in prehistoric times.
  2. (uncountable) The paintings resulting from this activity regarded collectively, especially if prehistoric; cave art; (countable) a individual painting of this type.

PointingHand.svg Today, the third Saturday of October in 2020, was established by the Archaeological Institute of America as International Archaeology Day to celebrate archaeology and its contributions to society.

← yesterday | About Word of the DayNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →