Definition of painter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪntə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪntər//
    Art equipment, Professions
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  1. 1  a person whose job is painting buildings, walls, etc. He works as a painter and decorator. See related entries: Professions
  2. 2  an artist who paints pictures a famous painter a portrait/landscape painter See related entries: Art equipment, Professions
  3. 3a rope fastened to the front of a boat, used for tying it to a post, ship, etc.
  4. Word Originsenses 1 to 2 Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French peintour, based on Latin pictor, from the verb pingere ‘to paint’.sense 3 Middle English: of uncertain origin; compare with Old French pentoir ‘something from which to hang things’.Extra examples He now works as a painter and decorator. Rudolf II’s court painter an exhibition of works by contemporary painters some of the great painters of the last century the Dutch master painter Jan Vermeer Chardin was a gifted still-life painter. Pablo Picasso, the famous cubist painter, was born in Malaga.
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