- a person who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things; inventor.
- a skillful or artistic worker; craftsperson.
Origin of artificer
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Examples from the Web for artificer
My purpose was to speak somewhat, as needs must be, of the artificer, the author of this book.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
To what Artificer, is not Picture, a great pleasure and Commoditie?
The drops of dew which the artificer had sprinkled on the flowers were diamonds.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
The labours of the husbandman and the artificer she has forborne.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber
James Aitken Wylie
You thought the Artificer had designed him for a priest of the church.The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Melville Davisson Post
- a skilled craftsman
- a clever or inventive designer
- a serviceman trained in mechanics
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Word Origin and History for artificer
late 14c., "one who makes by art or skill," agent noun from artifice. Military sense dates from 1758.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper