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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 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 ?
Once when he was drunk he lay down on the tracks and the car in which he lived with the other painters ran over him.
Her husband's quiet tastes irritate her, I think, and she finds it worth while to play the patroness to a group of young poets and painters of advanced ideas and mediocre ability.
Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.
After the revolution, all the intellectual, artistic, and spiritual activities of men would be cared for by such "free associations"; romantic novelists would be supported by those who liked to read romantic novels, and impressionist painters would be supported by those who liked to look at impressionist pictures--and the same with preachers and scientists, editors and actors and musicians.
I know a great many excellent people who reason against plain experience in the same way -- who read the newspapers in the morning, and deny in the evening that there is any romance for writers or painters to work upon in modern life.
The immortal sculptors, painters, and poets have always done exactly what their critics forbade them to do.
Had there been painters in those days capable to execute such a subject, the Jew, as he bent his withered form, and expanded his chilled and trembling hands over the fire, would have formed no bad emblematical personification of the Winter season.
In person she resembled none of the types of beauty striven after by the painters of her time, but she had charms to which few men are insensible.
There was a man born blind, who had several apprentices in his own condition: their employment was to mix colours for painters, which their master taught them to distinguish by feeling and smelling.
From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flamelike as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion.
I say, too, that when a painter desires to become famous in his art he endeavours to copy the originals of the rarest painters that he knows; and the same rule holds good for all the most important crafts and callings that serve to adorn a state; thus must he who would be esteemed prudent and patient imitate Ulysses, in whose person and labours Homer presents to us a lively picture of prudence and patience; as Virgil, too, shows us in the person of AEneas the virtue of a pious son and the sagacity of a brave and skilful captain; not representing or describing them as they were, but as they ought to be, so as to leave the example of their virtues to posterity.
The experience was not lost on the painters, and doubtless some of the sketches of the `Prelude to the Great Storm' will grace the R.