- a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
- a person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: our favorite local food artisans.
- pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal: artisan beer.
Origin of artisan
Examples from the Web for artisans
Mr. Bachner stayed because he realized the city is filled with artisans and the possibilities fascinated him.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
Other artisans see purity and integrity in their craft and have no dream of becoming recognized as the author of their own work.
None of the artisans Hetflaisz spent time with were resentful of the artists whose visions they spend their days interpreting.
The robots can slice through stone and rough out vast blocks of stone while the artisans are sleeping.
Yet for all artisans, there is an art in their craft, says Hetflaisz.
"My artisans have knowledge of each forward move," she answered.
For traders and artisans a moderate gain was, in his opinion, best.Laws
Or you might ask, Who is to teach the sons of our artisans this same art which they have learned of their fathers?Protagoras
The children of the class above, too, of the small shop-people, the artisans—do they escape?Another Sheaf
The labourers and the artisans in peace were the soldiers in war.History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.
James Anthony Froude
- a skilled workman; craftsman
- obsolete an artist
Word Origin and History for artisans
1530s, from Italian artesano, from Vulgar Latin artitianus, from Latin artitus, past participle of artire "to instruct in the arts," from ars (genitive artis) "art" (see art (n.)). Barnhart reports Middle French artisan, often listed as the direct source of the English word, is attested too late to be so.
1859, from artisan (n.).