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ar·ti·san

 (är′tĭ-zən, -sən)
n.
A person skilled in making a product by hand.
adj.
Made by hand or by traditional means and using high-quality ingredients; artisanal: artisan cheeses; artisan wine.

[Probably French, from Italian artigiano, from Vulgar Latin *artitiānus, from Latin artītus, skilled in the arts, past participle of artīre, to instruct in the arts, from ars, art-, art; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

ar′ti·san·ship′ n.

artisan

(ˈɑːtɪˌzæn; ˌɑːtɪˈzæn)
n
1. a skilled workman; craftsman
2. (Professions) a skilled workman; craftsman
3. (Art Terms) obsolete an artist
[C16: from French, from Old Italian artigiano, from arte art1]
artisanal adj

ar•ti•san

(ˈɑr tə zən)

n.
a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
[1530–40; < Middle French < Upper Italian form of Tuscan artigiano]
ar′ti•san•al, adj.
ar′ti•san•ship`, n.
syn: See artist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artisan - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraftartisan - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
beautician, cosmetician - someone who works in a beauty parlor
bookbinder - a worker whose trade is binding books
bricklayer - a craftsman skilled in building with bricks
clockmaker, clocksmith - someone whose occupation is making or repairing clocks and watches
coachbuilder - a craftsman who makes the bodies of motor vehicles
construction worker, hard hat - a worker skilled in building offices or dwellings etc.
barrel maker, cooper - a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
coppersmith - someone who makes articles from copper
currier - a craftsman who curries leather for use
diemaker, diesinker, die-sinker - someone who makes dies
glassblower - someone skilled in blowing bottles from molten glass
glassworker, glazer, glazier, glass cutter, glass-cutter - someone who cuts flat glass to size
goldbeater, gold-beater - an artisan who beats gold into gold leaf
hairdresser, hairstylist, styler, stylist - someone who cuts or beautifies hair
luthier - a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)
machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic - a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
stonemason, mason - a craftsman who works with stone or brick
miller - someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
paperer, paperhanger - one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
pipe fitter, plumber - a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
ceramicist, ceramist, potter, thrower - a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
rigger - someone who rigs ships
roofer - a craftsman who lays or repairs roofs
ropemaker, rope-maker, roper - a craftsman who makes ropes
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
steamfitter - a craftsman who installs and maintains equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
tanner - a craftsman who tans skins and hides
animal stuffer, stuffer, taxidermist - a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
upholsterer - a craftsman who upholsters furniture
weaver - a craftsman who weaves cloth
welder - joins pieces of metal by welding them together
window dresser, window trimmer - someone who decorates shop windows
woodworker, woodman, woodsman - makes things out of wood
wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)

artisan

noun craftsman, technician, mechanic, journeyman, artificer, handicraftsman, skilled workman They have been restored by a stonemason and artisan.
Translations
صانِع، صَنَائِعي
řemeslník
håndværker
handverksmaîur
amatininkas
amatnieks
el işçisizanaatkâr

artisan

[ˈɑːtɪzæn] Nartesano/a m/f

artisan

[ˈɑːrtɪzæn] nartisan(e) m/f

artisan

nHandwerker(in) m(f)

artisan

[ˈɑːtɪˌzæn] nartigiano/a

artisan

(ˈaːtizӕn) , ((American) -zn) noun
a skilled workman.
References in classic literature ?
And in an incredibly short time the Pontellier house was turned over to the artisans.
Seven-tenths of the free popula- tion of the country were of just their class and degree: small "independent" farmers, artisans, etc.
There are artisans all about Switzerland whose trade it is to burn these things upon the alpenstock of the tourist.
For by them I perceived it to be possible to arrive at knowledge highly useful in life; and in room of the speculative philosophy usually taught in the schools, to discover a practical, by means of which, knowing the force and action of fire, water, air the stars, the heavens, and all the other bodies that surround us, as distinctly as we know the various crafts of our artisans, we might also apply them in the same way to all the uses to which they are adapted, and thus render ourselves the lords and possessors of nature.
But I observed that even the good artisans fell into the same error as the poets;--because they were good workmen they thought that they also knew all sorts of high matters, and this defect in them overshadowed their wisdom; and therefore I asked myself on behalf of the oracle, whether I would like to be as I was, neither having their knowledge nor their ignorance, or like them in both; and I made answer to myself and to the oracle that I was better off as I was.
These considerations, and many others that might be mentioned prove, and experience confirms it, that artisans and manufacturers will commonly be disposed to bestow their votes upon merchants and those whom they recommend.
The training of myself and the young Martians was conducted solely by the women, who not only attend to the education of the young in the arts of individual defense and offense, but are also the artisans who produce every manufactured article wrought by the green Martians.
I can therefore show no attention to strangers, nor suppliants, nor to people who say that they are skilled artisans, but am all the time broken-hearted about Ulysses.
It threaded its way through the narrow and crooked streets, and entered the low, mean, darksome dwellings, and laid its hand of death upon the artisans and laboring classes of the town.
And, indeed, it was terrible and wonderful; for it is we alone who, swayed by the audacity of our minds and the tremors of our hearts, are the sole artisans of all the wonder and romance of the world.
Todd and a slovenly-looking, shabby-genteel young man, who took tobacco profusely, wore a coat of imported cloth cut with something like a fashionable air, frequently exhibited a large French silver watch, with a chain of woven hair and a silver key, and who, altogether, seemed as much above the artisans around him as he was himself inferior to the real gentle man, occupied a high-back wooden settee, in the most comfortable corner in the apartment.
Several artisans were likewise to sail in the ship, for the supply of the colony; but the most peculiar and characteristic part of this motley embarkation consisted of thirteen Canadian "voyageurs,"who had enlisted for five years.