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Definitions for artist
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word artist.
artist, creative personnoun
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.
Etymology: From artiste, from artista, from late artista, from ars.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A name formerly applied to those mariners who were also expert navigators.
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
Art vs. Artist -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Art and Artist.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
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
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
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The numerical value of artist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of artist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of artist in a Sentence
He lived the gang life, but he didn't stay there, sometimes when you can fly above the circumstances of your life, it produce envy and enmity and jealousy among those who have not learned how to fly, but Samuel Asghedom was more than a hip-hop artist. He was a voice and brilliant mind, and the spirit of God was in his life.
There is only one art, whose sole criterion is the power, the authenticity, the revelatory insight, the courage and suggestiveness with which it seeks its truth. Thus, from the standpoint of the work and its worth it is irrelevant to which political ideas the artist as a citizen claims allegiance, which ideas he would like to serve with his work or whether he holds any such ideas at all.
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña:
If the lights would have been turned on --( if) the promoter or the artist called for that -- Live Nation would have chilled the crowd, and who knows ? Who knows what the outcome would have been ? But everybody in that venue, starting from the artist on down, has a responsibility for public safety.
It's fun to watch him, i wish we had a better view instead of all the way out in the bullpen. It's fun to watch how he manipulates pitches, the way he moves them in and out. We were talking about it in the clubhouse: He's like an artist when he's out there.
I've worked bareknuckle fights where a guy had 10 cuts, i'm like an artist working all over his face and you work on the priority cuts that are a major disadvantage like if they are causing blood to go in your eyes.
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- رسام, فنانArabic
- художник, майсторBulgarian
- artistaCatalan, Valencian
- malíř, umělecCzech
- Künstler, KünstlerinGerman
- καλλιτέχνης, δημιουργόςGreek
- هنرمند, آرتیستPersian
- taitaja, taiteilija, artistiFinnish
- dealbhadair, neach-ealain, ealantair, dealbhaicheScottish Gaelic
- אמן, אֳמָןHebrew
- 画家, アーティスト, 芸術家, 熟練者Japanese
- 화가, 畫家Korean
- mākslinieks, mākslinieceLatvian
- artis, senimanMalay
- artist, kunstnerNorwegian
- artiest, kunstenaar, kunstenaresDutch
- kunstnar, artistNorwegian Nynorsk
- artistă, artistRomanian
- художник, артистка, мастер, художница, артистRussian
- dáiddárNorthern Sami
- ùmjetnīk, ùmjetnica, уметникSerbo-Croatian
- umetnica, umetnikSlovene
- artiste, artistAlbanian
- konstnär, artistSwedish
- артист, художникUkrainian
- họa sĩVietnamese
- hilekanan, jilekanan, lekananVolapük
- קינסטלער, קינסטלעריןYiddish
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