artist, creative person(noun)
a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
A person who creates art.
A person who creates art as an occupation.
A person who is skilled at some activity.
Origin: From artiste, from artista, from late artista, from ars.
one who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan
one who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution
one who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation
an artful person; a schemer
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
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
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'artist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2491
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'artist' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4803
Rank popularity for the word 'artist' in Nouns Frequency: #588
The numerical value of artist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of artist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Mitt is a choke artist.
Every artist was first an amateur.
I'm 43 and I'm a breakthrough artist.
An artist cannot do anything slovenly.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale.
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Translations for artist
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- رسام, فنانArabic
- художник, майсторBulgarian
- artistaCatalan, Valencian
- malíř, umělecCzech
- Künstlerin, KünstlerGerman
- καλλιτέχνης, δημιουργόςGreek
- آرتیست, هنرمندPersian
- taiteilija, taitaja, artistiFinnish
- dealbhaiche, dealbhadair, ealantair, neach-ealainScottish Gaelic
- אֳמָן, אמןHebrew
- 芸術家, 画家, アーティスト, 熟練者Japanese
- 화가, 畫家Korean
- mākslinieks, mākslinieceLatvian
- artis, senimanMalay
- artist, kunstnerNorwegian
- artiest, kunstenaar, kunstenaresDutch
- artist, kunstnarNorwegian Nynorsk
- artistă, artistRomanian
- художница, мастер, артист, артистка, художникRussian
- dáiddárNorthern Sami
- ùmjetnica, ùmjetnīk, уметникSerbo-Croatian
- umetnik, umetnicaSlovene
- artist, artisteAlbanian
- konstnär, artistSwedish
- художник, артистUkrainian
- họa sĩVietnamese
- hilekanan, jilekanan, lekananVolapük
- קינסטלער, קינסטלעריןYiddish
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