Definitions for artisanˈɑr tə zən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•ti•san*ˈɑr tə zən(n.)

  1. a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.

* Syn: See artist.

Origin of artisan:

1530–40; < MF < Upper It form of Tuscan artigiano

ar′ti•san•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. craftsman, artisan, journeyman, artificer(noun)

    a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

Wiktionary

  1. artisan(Noun)

    A skilled manual worker who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft.

  2. artisan(Noun)

    A person who displays great dexterity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artisan(noun)

    one who professes and practices some liberal art; an artist

  2. Artisan(noun)

    one trained to manual dexterity in some mechanic art or trade; and handicraftsman; a mechanic

Freebase

  1. Artisan

    An artisan or artizan or craftsman is a skilled manual worker who makes items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, sculpture, clothing, jewellery, household items and tools or even machines such as the handmade devices of a watchmaker. Artisans practice a craft and may through experience and aptitude reach the expressive levels of an artist. The adjective "artisanal" is sometimes used in describing hand-processing in what is usually viewed as an industrial process, such as in the phrase artisanal mining. Thus, "artisanal" is sometimes used in marketing and advertising as a buzz word to describe or imply some relation with the crafting of handmade food products, such as bread, beverages or cheese. Many of these have traditionally been handmade, rural or pastoral goods but are also now commonly made on a larger scale with automated mechanization in factories and other industrial areas.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

artisan(noun)

a skilled workman.

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