- a person who paints or draws.
- an itinerant painter of 18th-century America who usually had little formal training.
- a person who describes or depicts in words: an essayist known as a fine limner of prominent people and their careers.
- an illuminator of medieval manuscripts.
Origin of limner
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Examples from the Web for limner
Nor are the poet's words more adequate than the colours of the limner.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
It does not matter in the least whence the word "limner" is derived.Arrows of the Chace, v. 2
Having, therefore, engaged the limner—for what else could I do?Rowlandson the Caricaturist. Second Volume
He was known for reasons sake to the people of the house only as the Frenchman limner.Haunted London
Great indeed is the power, marvellous is the mystery, of the limner's art.The Ivory Gate, a new edition