(Ar`ti*fi"cial*ize) v. t. To render artificial.
1. In an artificial manner; by art, or skill and contrivance, not by nature.
2. Ingeniously; skillfully. [Obs.]
The spider's web, finely and artificially wrought.
3. Craftily; artfully. [Obs.]
Sharp dissembled so artificially.
(Ar`ti*fi"cial*ness), n. The quality of being artificial.
(Ar`ti*fi"cious) a. [L. artificiosus.] Artificial. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Art"i*lize) v. t. To make resemble. [Obs.]
If I was a philosopher, says Montaigne, I would naturalize art instead of artilizing nature.
(Ar*til"ler*ist) n. A person skilled in artillery or gunnery; a gunner; an artilleryman.
(Ar*til"ler*y) n. [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie, arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and
apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie
great guns, ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm, prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining
something, art. See Art.]
1. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows. [Obs.]
And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad.
1 Sam. xx. 40.
2. Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars, howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages,
balls, bombs, and shot of all kinds.
The word is sometimes used in a more extended sense, including the powder, cartridges, matches,
utensils, machines of all kinds, and horses, that belong to a train of artillery.
3. The men and officers of that branch of the army to which the care and management of artillery are
4. The science of artillery or gunnery. Campbell.
Artillery park, or Park of artillery. (a) A collective body of siege or field artillery, including the guns,
and the carriages, ammunition, appurtenances, equipments, and persons necessary for working them.
(b) The place where the artillery is encamped or collected. Artillery train, or Train of artillery, a
number of pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their furniture, ready for marching.
(Ar*til"ler*y*man) n. A man who manages, or assists in managing, a large gun in firing.
(||Ar`ti*o*dac"ty*la) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. even + finger or toe.] (Zoöl.) One of the divisions of
the ungulate animals. The functional toes of the hind foot are even in number, and the third digit of each
foot (corresponding to the middle finger in man) is asymmetrical and paired with the fourth digit, as in
the hog, the sheep, and the ox; opposed to Perissodactyla.
(Ar`ti*o*dac"tyle) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Artiodactyla.