Dictionary.net

Definitions of carpenter

  1. a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
  2. An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.
  3. One who works in timber and prepares the woodwork of houses, ships, etc.
  4. A worker in timber as used in building houses, ships, etc.
  5. CARPENTRY, the trade or work of a carpenter.
  6. To do carpenters work: to practise carpentry. " Mr. Grimwig plants, fishes, and carpenters with great ardor."- Dickens.
  7. A builder or repairer of wooden structures.
  8. Worker in timber for building.
  9. To do work as a carpenter.
  10. A man who works in timber; a builder or framer in wood, as in houses and ships; a joiner; a wright.

Usage examples for carpenter

  1. On hearing himself called Polendina, Mastro Geppetto turned the color of a red pepper and, facing the carpenter, said to him angrily: " Why do you insult me?" – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  2. The carpenter was knocked down and stunned by a splinter from the boat, sir; but I don't think it is serious. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  3. This gave Carpenter a chance to lead the daughter away from the mother half a dozen steps. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  4. The carpenter- envoy had not been idle, having, upon the 26th September, arrived at Sonoy's quarters, bearing letters from the Prince of Orange. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  5. Now Carpenter Smith was young, steady and still, And wherever he went, worked and played with a will: To bed he went early, and early did rise; So, of course, he was healthy, and wealthy, and wise. – Sagittulae, Random Verses by E. W. Bowling
  6. We amused ourselves by putting the books in order, and she sent for a carpenter to make a bookcase with a lock and key. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. We didn't have a farm, for father was a carpenter. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  8. The carpenter was fast bleeding to death. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  9. He was a carpenter by profession, and claimed that for over five years he had never worked at any other occupation, when he worked at all. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  10. The carpenter and his crew were sent for, and ordered to prepare for the last desperate expedient of cutting away the masts. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. " I hope there are some good people here," said Mrs. Carpenter. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  12. The door opened and the stage carpenter peeped in. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  13. The possession of wealth does not make a man a financier- just as little as the possession of a chest of tools makes a man a carpenter. – High Finance by Otto H. Kahn
  14. Miss Carpenter went abroad at an early age, though not until she had appeared in concerts in her native city, and created considerable interest. – Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  15. And, as for me, curiosity held me down to my chair and forbade me to interfere on behalf of the sack; for the old man's furtive ways, and the night out of which he came, and the hour of his coming, and the look of his sack, all made me long as much to know what he had, as even the blacksmith, the carpenter and the postman's son. – Tales of Three Hemispheres by Lord Dunsany
  16. " Ginty" is the carpenter. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  17. Carpenter was in his glory. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  18. Well, sir, at least let me call the carpenter. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. I want a carpenter bad. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
X