Definition of

Easel

  1. (noun, artifact) an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Easel

Hypernyms: tripod

Origin of the word Easel

  1. 1590s, from Du. ezel "easel," originally "ass," from M.Du. esel, from L. asinus "ass" (see ass (1)); the comparison being of loading a burden on a donkey and propping up a painting or canvas on a wooden stand. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Easel

e. coli, eagle, easily, easy lay, echolalia, egg cell, eggshell, equal, equally, excel, exhale, exile, ezechiel, ezekiel

via soundex() Hash Matches

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment

Propenoate

a salt or ester of propenoic acid