graffiti

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n graffiti a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To make things easier while mixing the American Graffiti sound track, George Lucas and sound designer Walter Murch labeled all of the film reels R and all of the dialogue tracks D, and then numbered each of them sequentially, starting with 1. When Murch later asked Lucas for Reel 2 Dialogue 2 or more precisely, R2 D2 Lucas liked the way it sounded so much that he made a note of the name for another project he was writing.
    • Graffiti any writings or drawings on a surface in a public place, placed there without authorization of the owner of the object on which it is written. Such graffiti are usually unwelcome, and are considered as form of vandalism.
    • Graffiti Inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., pl. of graffito, scratched

Usage

In literature:

They went in search of gold, and found graffiti!
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
Ali Hamid's son took us the next day on fast-trotting camels to visit some graffiti on basaltic rocks about eight miles distant.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Graffiti, evidence on the position of the church, 12; in the catacombs, 42, 219, 327, 356.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
Graffiti after him has renewed licence.
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
The window is up on the future now and New Wave is out to spray paint graffiti artists all the way.
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
There was a guardhouse at the front of the complex, but it was shuttered, abandoned, and graffiti tagged.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
They are found together with the earlier Greek and Latin graffiti of Roman soldiers and with later Moslem remarks in Kufic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
A list of names with numbers attached to them, which seem to be those of combatants in the stadium, was found among the graffiti here.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn
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In news:

"At least 10 places got graffitied in a two block radius," he said, pointing out that his gate and wall were both hit in the past week with the word See, as was seen in many other instances, among other tags .
"Zing," who also uses the tags "NPA" and "Z," is believed to have left much more graffiti throughout the neighborhood, police said, but they could only charge him for the 51 tags residents reported to ...
Madison Police Looking for Graffiti Taggers .
Brownsville police said they've seen an increase on graffiti along hike and bike trail off Paredes Line Road.
According to deputies, the 15-year-old teen tagger was arrested on 268 counts of felony graffiti vandalism.
San Jose police suspect HYSU or "Have You Seen Us" of being responsible for up to half of their city's graffiti.
As 9 On Your Side learned, one week after Alvarez painted over graffiti, the taggers returned with a vengeance.
"I don't know if we can solve the graffiti problem," said Romero as she shook her head.
Police are working to track down the suspects who went on a graffiti spree at Clovis North High school Monday morning.
MTA taggers agree to 'graffiti injunction'.
Graffiti marks the concrete walls of the Los Angeles river near downtown L.A. Add your comments.
In August 2007, 58-year-old Maria Hicks honked her horn and flashed her lights when she spotted a group spraying graffiti on a wall in Pico Rivera.
2 taggers arrested for Occupy Portland graffiti.
ADOT's shields thwart taggers , graffiti.
However, the Arizona Department of Transportation has found a way to thwart taggers : graffiti shields.
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