What does Artist mean?

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ˈɑr tɪstartist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artist, creative personnoun

    a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination


  1. artistnoun

    A person who creates art.

  2. artistnoun

    A person who creates art as an occupation.

  3. artistnoun

    A person who is skilled at some activity.

  4. artistadjective


  5. Etymology: From artiste, from artista, from late artista, from ars.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Artistnoun

    Etymology: artiste, Fr.

    How to build ships, and dreadful ordnance cast,
    Instruct the artists, and reward their haste. Edmund Waller.

    Rich with the spoils of many a conquer’d land,
    All arts and artists Theseus could command,
    Who sold for hire, or wrought for better fame:
    The master painters and the carvers came. John Dryden, Fables.

    When I made this, an artist undertook to imitate it; but using another way, fell much short. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    If any one thinks himself an artist at this, let him number up the parts of his child’s body. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artistnoun

    one who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan

  2. Artistnoun

    one who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution

  3. Artistnoun

    one who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation

  4. Artistnoun

    an artful person; a schemer


  1. Artist

    An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts, and/or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only. The term is often used in the entertainment business, especially in a business context, for musicians and other performers. "Artiste" is a variant used in English only in this context. Use of the term to describe writers, for example, is certainly valid, but less common, and mostly restricted to contexts like criticism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Artist

    ärt′ist, n. one who practises an art, esp. one of the fine arts, as painting, sculpture, engraving, or architecture.—adjs. Artist′ic, -al, according to art.—adv. Artist′ically.—n. Art′istry, artistic pursuits: artistic workmanship, quality, or ability. [Fr. artiste, It. artista—L. ars, artis, art.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Artist

    according to a definition of Ruskin, which he prints in small caps., "a person who has submitted to a law which it was painful to obey, that he may bestow a delight which it is gracious to bestow." Artists, Prince of

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    Commonly, the individual long haired and short-suited, having a positive pose and an uncertain income. Often shy on meal-tickets but strong on technique and the price of tripe sandwiches. An artist may be a barber, a boot-black, a Sargent or a Paderewski.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. artist

    A name formerly applied to those mariners who were also expert navigators.

Editors Contribution

  1. artist

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge, role and responsibility to create art, artwork, music, lyrics or various other forms of art or creativity.

    There are so many artists around the world that bring such joy to people.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Artist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2491

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Artist' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4803

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Artist' in Nouns Frequency: #588

Anagrams for Artist »

  1. strait

  2. strati

  3. traits

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Artist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Artist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Artist in a Sentence

  1. Allen Iverson:

    Michael Jackson is my favorite artist of all time, and it was like the closest thing to a Michael Jackson concert to me on a basketball level, i don't think a dunk contest will ever be duplicated in that fashion ever again.

  2. Chanique Davis:

    She is such a profound Hispanic icon. I wanted my kids to know about her, selena was not just a singer, she was an artist. She was a visual artist. She drew in her sketchbook. She liked to design clothing and she had many boutiques where her clothing was sold, but she was an artist as well. And so I used her because I was able to create discussion around being multifaceted as an artist.

  3. Auguste Rodin:

    If the artist only reproduces superficial features as photography does, if he copies the lineaments of a face exactly, without reference to character, he deserves no admiration. The resemblance which he ought to obtain is that of the soul.

  4. Slobodan Jovicic:

    Please bear in mind that A$ AP Rocky is an international, very well-known artist.

  5. Alicia Keys:

    So we come together before you on this day, March 30th, 2015, with one voice in unity in the hopes that today will be another one of those moments in time, a moment that will forever change the course of music history. For today we announce of Tidal, the first ever artist-owned, global music and entertainment platform.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. liniment
    • B. substrate
    • C. swag
    • D. instigation

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