Definitions for painterˈpeɪn tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

paint•erˈpeɪn tər(n.)

  1. an artist who paints pictures.

  2. a person who coats walls or other surfaces with paint, esp. as an occupation.

Origin of painter:

1300–50; ME peyntour < AF peintour; see paint , -or2, -er1

paint•erˈpeɪn tər(n.)

  1. a rope, usu. at the bow, for fastening a boat to a ship, stake, etc.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of painter:

1300–50; ME peyntour, prob. < MF pentoir, var. of pendoir rope, cord for hanging things on. See pend , -er2

paint•erˈpeɪn tər(n.)

  1. Category: Mammals

    Ref: cougar .

Origin of painter:

1755–65, Amer.; alter. of panther

Princeton's WordNet

  1. painter(noun)

    an artist who paints

  2. painter(noun)

    a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint

  3. painter(noun)

    a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)

  4. cougar, puma, catamount, mountain lion, painter, panther, Felis concolor(noun)

    large American feline resembling a lion

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. painter(noun)ˈpeɪn tər

    an artist who uses paint

    great painters of the 20th century

  2. painterˈpeɪn tər

    sb who paints houses

    a house painter


  1. painter(Noun)

    An artist who paints pictures.

  2. painter(Noun)

    A laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means.

  3. painter(Noun)

    A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to, e.g. a jetty or another boat.

  4. painter(Noun)

    A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther".

  5. Origin: influenced by paintre

Webster Dictionary

  1. Painter(noun)

    a rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything

  2. Painter(noun)

    the panther, or puma

  3. Painter(noun)

    one whose occupation is to paint

  4. Painter(noun)

    one who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint

  5. Painter(noun)

    an artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like


  1. Painter

    This topic is for the profession "Painter", which is a specialization of "Artist", also written "Artiste" yes with an "e", in England in order to show that the artist painter is a professional, like Artiste Langdonart, Ronald Belanger and others are in 2012, and like were van Gogh, Monet and Manet were in the past.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'painter' in Nouns Frequency: #1865

Anagrams of painter

  1. pertain, pine tar, repaint

  2. Pertain

Translations for painter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


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.

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