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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crit·ic /ˈkrɪtɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crit·ic, v. i.  To criticise; to play the critic. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- critique.
    Nay, if you begin to critic once, we shall never have done.   --A. Brewer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crit·ic n.
 1. One skilled in judging of the merits of literary or artistic works; a connoisseur; an adept; hence, one who examines literary or artistic works, etc., and passes judgment upon them; a reviewer.
    The opininon of the most skillful critics was, that nothing finer [than Goldsmith's =\“Traveler”] had appeared in verse since the fourth book of the “Dunciad.”\=   --Macaulay.
 2. One who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper.
    When an author has many beauties consistent with virtue, piety, and truth, let not little critics exalt themselves, and shower down their ill nature.   --I. Watts.
    You know who the critics are? the men who have failed in literature and art.   --Beaconsfield.
 3. The art of criticism. [Obs.]
 4. An act of criticism; a critique. [Obs.]
    And make each day a critic on the last.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crit·ic, a. Of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical. [Obs.] Critic learning.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cri·tique n.
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and
           interpretation of works of art
      2: anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
      3: someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair