- 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 artisan
The relationship between artist and artisan is therefore very symbiotic, says Hetflaisz.
Szymon Oltarzewski is a Polish-born artisan who is also a sculptor in his own right.
When the artist themselves is often continents away, those artistic decisions are made by the artisan.
But from the anguish of soulless industrial lagers rises the emancipation of artisan brewing.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
But big corporations are taking shortcuts and pricing the artisan products out of the bar...and out of business.Grab A Shot Glass: Craft Tequila Needs Your Help
September 7, 2014
It traded with all the world and offered a safe home to the merchant and to the artisan.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
But the majority of the immigrants were of the artisan class and illiterate.The Romance of Names
The tradesman was put to his trade and the artisan to his calling.A Study In Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle
There is one boy to linger about the forge of an artisan, after the others have gone.Child and Country
Will Levington Comfort
It is the business of the wealthy man To give employment to the artisan.More Peers Verses
- a skilled workman; craftsman
- obsolete an artist
Word Origin and History for artisan
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.).