What does artist mean?

Definitions for artist
ˈɑr tɪstartist

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word artist.

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.

ChatGPT

  1. artist

    An artist is an individual engaged in creating and showcasing one or more forms of art, such as painting, sculpting, music, theater, dance, filmmaking, and literature. Their work involves using their imagination, skill, and talent to create pieces that can provoke thought, stir emotions, or simply provide aesthetic appeal. They express their ideas and perspectives through their chosen medium.

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

Wikidata

  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  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ARTIST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Artist is ranked #40144 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Artist surname appeared 546 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Artist.

    54.7% or 299 total occurrences were Black.
    38.4% or 210 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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. Gonzalo Rodriguez:

    Lots of people flip out over good street art these days and if your business has something really cool painted on it people acknowledge you more, i gave the artist carte blanche to do whatever he wanted. I just told him it should have a Latin American feel to it.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    we’re a community full of signs, the Billboard Generation, tell me you love me and buy me a beer. is my breath fresh enough? is love really love? is death really death? i want to be jealous but i’m an artist.

  3. Gayle Gibson:

    The artist doesn't really understand the purpose of the Mehen snake.

  4. Taylor Swift:

    One individual artist is not going to change the inevitability of streaming.

  5. Heidi Johnson:

    You don’t have to be an expert at the DIY project, or a painter or an artist, you can just pick something you like that speaks to you and color it however you want it.

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