3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Critique \Cri*tique"\ (kr[i^]*t[=e]k"), noun [F. critique, f., fr. Gr. kritikh' (sc. te'chnh) the critical art, from kritiko's. See {Critic}.]

1. The art of criticism. [Written also {critic}.] [R.]

2. A critical examination or estimate of a work of literature or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and thorough analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason."

I should as soon expect to see a critique on the poesy of a ring as on the inscription of a medal. --Addison.

3. A critic; one who criticises. [Obs.]

A question among critiques in the ages to come. --Bp. Lincoln.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Critique \Cri*tique"\, verb (used with an object) [Cf. {Critic}, v.] To criticise or pass judgment upon. [Obs.] --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play) [syn: {review}, {critique}, {critical review}, {review article}]

2: a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated" [syn: {criticism}, {critique}]


1: appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance" [syn: {review}, {critique}]

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