cartoon

Definitions

  • Cartoon--Mr. Punch
    Cartoon--Mr. Punch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cartoon draw cartoons of
    • n cartoon a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
    • n cartoon a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Cartoon fish Cartoon fish
cartoon, cabman visualising 6d cartoon, cabman visualising 6d
Cartoon Cartoon
cartoon-well dressed man cartoon-well dressed man
Cartoon-Horse smoking cigarette Cartoon-Horse smoking cigarette
cartoon Mr. Punch cartoon Mr. Punch
cartoon, male reciter cartoon, male reciter
cartoon of startled man cartoon of startled man

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an episode of the 1962 cartoon The Jestons, Jane Jetson is talking through a video phone. The phone number of The Jetsons was VENUS-1234
    • Cartoon A design or study drawn of the full size, to serve as a model for transferring or copying; -- used in the making of mosaics, tapestries, fresco pantings and the like; as, the cartoons of Raphael.
    • Cartoon A large pictorial sketch, as in a journal or magazine; esp. a pictorial caricature; as, the cartoons of “Puck.”
    • Cartoon a motion picture consisting of a series of frames, each being a photograph of a drawing rather than a frame produced by filming a scene of true action, and in which the objects are displaced slightly in succeeding frames so as to give the appearance of motion when projected as a motion picture on the screen. The types of characters portrayed in such films are often similar or identical to those in a comic strip.
    • Cartoon same as comic strip.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On the cartoon show "The Jetsons," Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15 years old.
    • n cartoon In art, a design of the same size as an intended decoration or pattern to be executed in fresco, mosaic, or tapestry, and transferred from the strong paper on which it is usually drawn either by cutting out the figure and outlining it on the surface to be decorated with a sharp point, or, in the case of a composition, by pricking, and pouncing with a bag of muslin filled with charcoal-dust. Colored cartoons intended to be woven in tapestry are cut in strips, placed under the web, and exactly copied by the weaver; the seven by Raphael, purchased by Charles I. of England, are well-known examples.
    • n cartoon A picture, either a caricature or a symbolical composition, designed to advocate or attack some political or other idea of present interest or some prominent person: as, the cartoons of “Punch.”
    • n cartoon Sometimes written carton.
    • cartoon In painting, to make a working design. See cartoon, n., 1.
    • cartoon To caricature or ridicule by a cartoon; make the subject of a cartoon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a 6-foot tall stone monument dedicated to the cartoon character Popeye in Crystal City, TX. .
    • n Cartoon kär-tōōn′ a preparatory drawing on strong paper to be transferred to frescoes, tapestry, &c.: any large sketch or design on paper, esp. a representation of current events in a comic paper
    • v.t Cartoon to make a cartoon or working design: to caricature by a cartoon
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. carton,cf. It. cartone, pasteboard, cartoon); fr. L. charta,. See 1st card

Usage

In literature:

A tree that grows through sunny noons To furnish sporting page cartoons.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
KAULBACH has just finished the cartoon of his Homer.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various
The sixth volume contains three of his cartoons, while the almanack of the year (1844) has several of his illustrations.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
HOW TO HANDLE CARTOONS.
"Stained Glass Work" by C. W. Whall
TAPESTRY FROM THE CARTOONS.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
The cartoons for the Glyptothek were all by Cornelius's own hand.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Then they dragged themselves up on the bank and started what looked like a cartoon of a mud-slinging campaign.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
In May, 1504, Lionardo began the cartoon of the Battle of Anghiari.
"Michelangelo" by Romain Rolland
Cruel cartoons, picturing her in a beggar's dress were scattered broadcast.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
Rogers, who composed many ingenious and telling cartoons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

I AM making a Cartoon of a Woman. She is the People.
She is the Great Dirty Mother.
And Many Children hang on her Apron, crawl at her
Feet, snuggle at her Breasts.
"Cartoon" by Carl Sandburg
It was all because Bear Hawkins, who's some clever with the pen,
Drew a bunch o' comic picters of our foremost fightin' men;
He cartooned Windy Porter as a sheep in cowboy's clothes
And he handed worse to others 'fore he hails the stage and blows.
"Valentine Day in Cactus Center" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

Brodner's Cartoon du Jour: Haywire .
In fact, we're probably the only people we know under 50 who actually laugh aloud at the cartoons.
Remember when a Saturday afternoon double feature was always preceded by a lively cartoon.
A live-action/cartoon mix that's misguided in just about every way.
File photo / The Plain Dealer, 1986 Bill Watterson, creator of the syndicated cartoon strip "Calvin & Hobbes ," is shown in this Feb 24, 1986, file photo at his home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
But before he became wildly famous for his cartoon strip, he drew editorial cartoons for Sun Newspapers in the early to mid 1980s.
Comedy Rod Lott Fans of "The Mighty Boosh" — that's a beloved Brit-com, not a cartoon sound effect — must check out the film "Bunny and the Bull".
In Charlie Brown's classic cartoon, Linus camped out in the most sincere pumpkin patch he could find to wait for the Great Pumpkin.
A gallery of David Horsey 's political cartoons for the Los Angeles Times.
Since David Horsey drew this Black Friday cartoon in 2009, many retailers have pushed store openings into Thanksgiving Day.
A shift in immigration numbers shows as many are heading back to Mexico as are coming north, as this updated Horsey cartoon illustrates.
Strap on 3-D glasses and watch holograms of cartoon sperm sprinting to fertilize an egg.
A new Brian Duffy cartoon titled Humpty Congress for KCCI-TV.
All kids ever seem to talk about these days are cartoons, toys and marriage.
As protests, many of them violent, continue to shake the Muslim world in the wake of depiction of Muhammad in a series of cartoons, two religious scholars discuss the use of religious imagery in public places and in the media.
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In science:

The reader can see this in the context of the cartoon picture shown in Fig 10.
Order and quantum phase transitions in the cuprate superconductors
Cartoon illustrating different electrode bias configurations useful in measurement of stray DC biases and charge, with the specific DC bias combinations producing 1ω0 forces and torques listed on the right.
Possibilities for Measurement and Compensation of Stray DC Electric Fields Acting on Drag-Free Test Masses
The evolution is characterized by several characteristic radii (see Fig. 10 for a cartoon picture), which we will discuss in turn below.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems & Prospects
Fig. 1. A cartoon representation of the η Carinae system showing the various X-ray emission and absorption components.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
One is tempted to say, like the wife in a classic New Yorker cartoon “they got your weight wrong too.” At that 1987A got off easier than the supposed SNR OA 184, which is a mere H II region, ionized by an 07.5V star (Foster et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
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