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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 ?
I cannot agree with the painters who claim superciliously that the layman can understand nothing of painting, and that he can best show his appreciation of their works by silence and a cheque-book.
It was an article of their creed to believe that the dead painters were the great men, and that the more the living painters imitated the dead, the better was their chance of becoming at some future day, and in a minor degree, great also.
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.
He knew that there were societies where painters and poets and novelists and men of science, and even great actors, were as sought after as Dukes; he had often pictured to himself what it would have been to live in the intimacy of drawing-rooms dominated by the talk of Merimee
The men and women who live and move in that new world of his creation are as varied as life itself; they are kings and beggars, saints and lovers, great captains, poets, painters, musicians, priests and Popes, Jews, gipsies and dervishes, street-girls, princesses, dancers with the wicked [44] witchery of the daughter of Herodias, wives with the devotion of the wife of Brutus, joyous girls and malevolent grey-beards, statesmen, cavaliers, soldiers of humanity, tyrants and bigots, ancient sages and modern spiritualists, heretics, scholars, scoundrels, devotees, rabbis, persons of quality and men of low estate--men and women as multiform as nature or society has made them.
They looked upon him, as painters often do writers, with contempt because he was a layman, with tolerance because he practised an art, and with awe because he used a medium in which themselves felt ill-at-ease.
And the painter too is, as I conceive, just such another--a creator of appearances, is he not?
Such personages, I think, would please nobody, but the painter that made them.
Applying himself, heart and soul, to his work, the painter Lebrun, covered with perspiration, stained with paint, pale from fatigue and the inspiration of genius, was putting the last finishing touches with his rapid brush.
and my function is to paint--and as a painter I have a conception which is altogether genialisch, of your great-aunt or second grandmother as a subject for a picture; therefore, the universe is straining towards that picture through that particular hook or claw which it puts forth in the shape of me-- not true?
All comprehension is creation; the woman I love is somewhat of my handiwork; and the great lover, like the great painter, is he that can so embellish his subject as to make her more than human, whilst yet by a cunning art he has so based his apotheosis on the nature of the case that the woman can go on being a true woman, and give her character free play, and show littleness, or cherish spite, or be greedy of common pleasures, and he continue to worship without a thought of incongruity.
In which Something will be said of Cropoli --of Cropoli and of a Great Unknown Painter.