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paint·er 1

 (pān′tər)
n.
One who paints, either as an artist or worker.

pain·ter 2

 (pān′tər)
n.
A rope attached to the bow of a boat, used for tying up, as when docking or towing.

[Middle English peintour, probably from Old French pentoir, attested in the meaning "place where one hangs clothes to dry" (compare Middle French pendoir, keyring, something used to suspend an animal for butchering), from pendre, to hang, from Vulgar Latin *pendere, from Latin pendēre; see (s)pen- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

pain·ter 3

 (pān′tər)
n. Chiefly Upper Southern US
See cougar.

[Alteration of panther.]

painter

(ˈpeɪntə)
n
1. a person who paints surfaces as a trade
2. (Art Terms) an artist who paints pictures

painter

(ˈpeɪntə)
n
(Nautical Terms) a line attached to the bow of a boat for tying it up
[C15: probably from Old French penteur strong rope]

paint•er1

(ˈpeɪn tər)

n.
1. an artist who paints pictures.
2. a person who coats walls or other surfaces with paint, esp. as an occupation.
[1300–50; Middle English peyntour < Anglo-French peintour; see paint, -or2, -er1]

paint•er2

(ˈpeɪn tər)

n.
a rope, usu. at the bow, for fastening a boat to a ship, stake, etc.
[1300–50; Middle English peyntour, probably < Middle French pentoir, variant of pendoir rope, cord for hanging things on. See pend, -er2]

paint•er3

(ˈpeɪn tər)

n.
[1755–65, Amer.; alter. of panther]

painter

  • paysagist - A painter of landscapes.
  • pointillist - A painter who creates separate dots of pure color instead of mixed pigments; the pronunciation is PWAHN-tuhl-ist.
  • pictorial - First meant "pertaining to a painter or painting," as it derives from Latin pictor, "painter."
  • picturesque - Based on Italian pittore, "painter," its original meaning was "in the style of a painter."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.painter - an artist who paintspainter - an artist who paints      
abstract artist, abstractionist - a painter of abstract pictures
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
colorist - a painter able to achieve special effects with color
cubist - an artist who adheres to the principles of cubism
dauber - an unskilled painter
distortionist - a painter who introduces distortions
Fauve, fauvist - a member of a group of French painters who followed fauvism
genre painter - a painter of scenes from everyday life
impressionist - a painter who follows the theories of Impressionism
landscapist - someone who paints landscapes
miniaturist - someone who paints tiny pictures in great detail
muralist - a painter of murals
oil painter - a painter who uses oil paints
old master - a great European painter prior to 19th century
pointillist - a painter who uses the technique of pointillism
limner, portrait painter, portraitist, portrayer - a painter or drawer of portraits
Postimpressionist, Post-impressionist - an artist of the Postimpressionist school who revolted against Impressionism
realist - a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style
scene painter, scenic artist - an artist specializing in scenic subjects
watercolorist, watercolourist - a painter who paints with watercolors
2.painter - a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint
finisher - a painter who applies a finishing coat
house painter - a painter of houses a similar buildings
letterer - a painter of letters
scene painter - a painter of theatrical scenery
sign painter - someone who paints signs and billboards etc.
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
stippler - a painter who stipples (creates a stippled effect)
3.painter - a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
4.painter - large American feline resembling a lionpainter - large American feline resembling a lion
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild

painter

noun
Quotations
"To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society" [Man Ray Self-Portrait]
Translations
دهاندَهّانرَسَّامٌرَسّاممُزَخْرِف
malířmalíř pokojůnatěrač-ka
malerdekoratørkunstmaler
maalarisomistajataidemaalari
slikarslikaricadekorater
festõfestőszobafestő
málari
室内装飾家画家
장식자화가
natierač
pleskarslikar
målarekonstnär
จิตรกรช่างตกแต่ง
họa sĩngười trang trí

painter

1 [ˈpeɪntəʳ] N (Art) → pintor(a) m/f; (= decorator) → pintor(a) m/f de brocha gorda

painter

2 [ˈpeɪntəʳ] N (Naut) → amarra f
to cut the painter (lit) → cortar las amarras (fig) → independizarse

painter

[ˈpeɪntər] n
(= artist) → peintre mf
(also house painter) → peintre mf, peintre mf en bâtiment painter and decoratorpainter and decorator narchitecte mf d'intérieur

painter

1
n (Art) → Maler(in) m(f); (= decorator also)Anstreicher(in) m(f)

painter

2
n (Naut) → Fangleine f

painter

1 [ˈpeɪntəʳ] n (Art) → pittore/trice; (decorator) → imbianchino/a

painter

2 [ˈpeɪntəʳ] n (Naut) → fune f d'ormeggio

paint

(peint) noun
a colouring substance in the form of liquid or paste. The artist's clothes were covered in paint; (also adjective) a paint pot.
verb
1. to spread paint carefully on (wood, walls etc). He is painting the kitchen.
2. to make a picture (of something or someone) using paint. She painted her mother and father.
ˈpainter noun
1. a person whose job is to put paint on things, especially walls, doors etc in houses. We employed a painter to paint the outside of the house.
2. an artist who makes pictures in paint. Who was the painter of this portrait?
ˈpainting noun
1. the act or art of using paint. Painting is very relaxing.
2. a painted picture. There were four paintings (hanging) on the wall.
ˈpaint-box noun
a (small) box containing different paints for making pictures.
ˈpaint-brush noun
a brush used for putting on paint.

painter

رَسَّامٌ, مُزَخْرِف malíř, malíř pokojů dekoratør, maler Maler διακοσμητής, ζωγράφος decorador, pintor maalari, somistaja décorateur, peintre dekorater, slikar decoratore, pittore 室内装飾家, 画家 장식자, 화가 huisschilder, schilder dekoratør, maler dekorator, malarz decorador, pintor декоратор, художник målare จิตรกร, ช่างตกแต่ง dekoratör, ressam họa sĩ, người trang trí 画家, 装饰者
References in classic literature ?
My brother was a railroad painter and had a job on the Big Four.
And she's more of a musician than you are a painter.
there, Betty, go to Snarles the Painter, and tell him to paint me a sign, with --"no suicides permitted here, and no smoking in the parlor;" --might as well kill both birds at once.
These farms which I have myself surveyed, these bounds which I have set up, appear dimly still as through a mist; but they have no chemistry to fix them; they fade from the surface of the glass, and the picture which the painter painted stands out dimly from beneath.
The poorest paid architect, engineer, general, author, sculptor, painter, lecturer, advocate, legislator, actor, preacher, singer is constructively in heaven when he is at work; and as for the musician with the fiddle-bow in his hand who sits in the midst of a great orchestra with the ebbing and flowing tides of divine sound washing over him -- why, certainly, he is at work, if you wish to call it that, but lord, it's a sarcasm just the same.
Thus: bad drawing, bad proportion, bad perspective, indifference to truthful detail, color which gets its merit from time, and not from the artist--these things constitute the Old Master; conclusion, the Old Master was a bad painter, the Old Master was not an Old Master at all, but an Old Apprentice.
I'm going to be a painter like Miss Ross when I get through school.
She could soon tell at what coachmaker's the new carriage was building, by what painter Mr.
Jerry Cruncher's name, therefore, duly embellished the doorpost down below; and, as the afternoon shadows deepened, the owner of that name himself appeared, from overlooking a painter whom Doctor Manette had employed to add to the list the name of Charles Evremonde, called Darnay.
It would require a painter, and no common painter too, to depict my aunt's face as she delivered herself of this very unexpected sentiment, and Miss Murdstone's face as she heard it.
A painter would, perhaps, have preferred her in those moments when she was free from self-consciousness; but certainly the bloom on her cheeks was at its highest point of contrast with the surrounding drab when she arrived at the door of the Red House, and saw Mr.
I ejaculated, and, springing up, found myself face to face with a well-known painter whom you would have thought the most Bohemian fellow in London.