Artisan

[ˈɑːtɪsən], [ˈɑːtɪsən], [ˈɑː_t_ɪ_s_ə_n]

Definitions of artisan:

  1.   One trained to manual dexterity in some mechanic art or trade; and handicraftsman; a mechanic.
  2.   One skilled in a mechanic art.
  3.   One who professes and practices some liberal art; an artist.
  4.   A trained workman; a handicraftsman.
  5.   A trained workman; superior mechanic.
  6.   See art.
  7.   a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
  8.   One skilled in any art or trade: a mechanic.
  9.   A workman; a mechanic.

Quotes for artisan:

  1. I am a partisan and artisan of Europe. But I draw the lessons of my experience in government. – Laurent Fabius
  2. Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. – Remy de Gourmont
  3. Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft. – Eugen Herrigel
  4. In Great Britain the price of food is at a higher level than in any other country, and consequently, the British artisan labours at a disadvantage in proportion to the higher rate of his food. – Joseph Hume

Usage examples for artisan:

  1. The Chhipas rank with the lower artisan castes, from whose hands Brahmans will not take water. ” – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. There was more money in " Kaffirs" than in making socks for the British artisan and if international friction resulted from this capital export, it was all the better, or at least none the worse, for the financiers. ” – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  3. “ I have given alms to a blind beggar in the streets, have encountered him as a chiffonier prowling about the gutters, have sat next to him on an omnibus when he has been clothed as an artisan in a blue blouse, and on not one of those occasions have I ever recognized him until he made himself known to me. ” – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  4. 18. Light and Shadows in the Life of an Artisan – Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution by kniaz' Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
  5. Now come in, lads, this is the house of a faithful serf of mine, who works here on his own account as an artisan and you will be safe from interruption for the next hour or two. ” – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  6. “ Horace is another Spectator, except that his " meddling with any practical part in life" has not been so slight: Thus I live in the world rather as a Spectator of mankind than as one of the species, by which means I have made myself a speculative statesman, soldier, merchant, and artisan without ever meddling with any practical part in life. ” – Horace and His Influence by Grant Showerman
  7. The skilled artisan does not as a rule take part in such a procession except as a very last resource... ” – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  8. When I was at Mondon, the new artisan had earned money enough to purchase a shop and a bed. ” – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  9. His foreign mercenaries, and his title of Senator, were things that the artisan could not digest. ” – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  10. Compare the average artisan and the average country squire, and it may be doubted if you will find a pin to choose between the two in point of ignorance, class feeling, or prejudice. ” – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  11. It represents the gradual decay of the hopes for his family of many an industrious artisan – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  12. And the village artisan when deprived of his field and of this rights of common, could not continue to work at home, but had to accept the wages offered to him in an employer's workshop. ” – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  13. The position of a capable artisan is far superior. ” – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  14. Sometimes an artisan will wait a fortnight after the civil ceremony before he ventures to have the religious one. ” – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  15. Thus, as intensified vitality, language could be different without ever being unintelligible, could remain with and yet above the people, while the lyric poetry of to- day has become, for the most part, strange and worthless to active men who live in the midst of realities, to the artisan and the toiler. ” – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  16. Two of the leaders of the Church happened to be waiting upon some business, and a fresh convert was standing with them, a well- dressed English artisan but newly arrived. ” – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  17. They displayed the dexterity so necessary to settlers in a new country, where every man must become in some degree his own artisan – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  18. Ah, Webb, do not say artisan but rather artist. ” – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  19. There is no doubt, too, that an allotment helps both the town artisan and the country labourer to tide over slack times. ” – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  20. “ I am a good workman and, like every other really conscientious artisan it distresses me to see a job blotched or scamped for the lack of a little skill or perseverance. ” – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt

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