artisan

[ˈɑːtɪsən], [ˈɑːtɪsən], [ˈɑː_t_ɪ_s_ə_n]

Definitions of artisan:

  1.   One skilled in any art or trade: a mechanic. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   One skilled in a mechanic art. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A trained workman; a handicraftsman. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   See art. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   A workman; a mechanic. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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. 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
  2. The position of a capable artisan is far superior. ” – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  3. 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
  4. His foreign mercenaries, and his title of Senator, were things that the artisan could not digest. ” – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. “ 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
  10. “ 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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