What does carpentry mean?

Definitions for carpentry
ˈkɑr pən tricar·pen·t·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carpentry, woodworking, woodworknoun

    the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood


  1. carpentrynoun

    The trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures; woodworking

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carpentrynoun

    The trade or art of a carpenter.

    Etymology: from carpenter.

    It had been more proper for me to have introduced carpentry before joinery, because necessity did doubtless compel our forefathers to use the conveniency of the first, rather than the extravagancy of the last. Joseph Moxon, Mechanical Exercises.


  1. Carpentry

    Carpentry is a skilled trade and a craft in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did rougher work such as framing, but today many other materials are also used and sometimes the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are considered carpentry. In the United States, 98.5% of carpenters are male, and it was the fourth most male-dominated occupation in the country in 1999. In 2006 in the United States, there were about 1.5 million carpentry positions. Carpenters are usually the first tradesmen on a job and the last to leave. Carpenters normally framed post-and-beam buildings until the end of the 19th century; now this old-fashioned carpentry is called timber framing. Carpenters learn this trade by being employed through an apprenticeship training—normally 4 years—and qualify by successfully completing that country's competence test in places such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Australia and South Africa. It is also common that the skill can be learned by gaining work experience other than a formal training program, which may be the case in many places.


  1. carpentry

    Carpentry is a skilled trade that involves cutting, shaping, and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete frameworks, and more. These constructions can involve various types of materials like wood, plastic, fiberglass, and drywall. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood but today often work with engineered wood and other materials. The work can also include installing doors, windows, cabinets, stairs, and other interior elements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carpentrynoun

    the art of cutting, framing, and joining timber, as in the construction of buildings

  2. Carpentrynoun

    an assemblage of pieces of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter

  3. Etymology: [F. charpenterie, OF. also carpenterie. See Carpenter.]


  1. Carpentry

    Allows construction of wood planes and carpentry shops - both buildings to convert wood into boards.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpentry in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpentry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of carpentry in a Sentence

  1. Marissa Bridge:

    He was 35 at the time when I met him, he was young, super excited and dedicated to it. And he kept that energy up. But over the years, it just became his primary work. He didn’t make money from it. So he had to support himself doing carpentry. And over the years, it certainly took a toll on our relationship.

  2. Devin Howard:

    I started picking up hands-on things such as real estate and carpentry and painting. I started falling in love with those things, my mom been in real estate for a minute and I somewhat leaned on her and I watched her. And I would start thinking how can I provide generational wealth for my family and for myself?

  3. Devin Howard:

    My mom called me, she tells me about the carpentry program [at Project H.O.O.D.], i said, 'I'm going to think about it.' Next thing you know, she's like, ‘You're not doing anything right now. The real estate hasn't really picked up yet. Let's take it on.’ And she was right. Time is your biggest commodity.

  4. Eric De Jonge:

    That's a really good prognostic sign for his recovery, if he was doing carpentry in October before the major event, I think it's likely that he could regain that function.

  5. Gabriel García Márquez:

    Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.

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