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

Wiktionary

  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

    Artistic.

  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

Freebase

  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

  1. ARTIST

    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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Numerology

  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. Jean Cocteau:

    One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.

  2. Michael Ajzenstadt:

    If we are going to look into the lives and the beliefs and doctrines of every artist around the world, I'm sure we won't be able to perform, at least here in Israel, a lot of music, i think in the 21st century, there should not be censorship, definitely not of artists, especially those who lived in Germany and tried to remain alive. Some did it because it is what they felt, some believed (in Nazi ideology), others didn't.

  3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them

  4. Andre Gide:

    Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

  5. Charles Bukowski:

    An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.

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