artisan

[ ahr-tuh-zuh n ]
/ ˈɑr tə zən /

noun

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.

adjective

pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal: artisan beer.

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Origin of artisan

1530–40; < French < Italian artigiano, equivalent to Latin artīt(us) trained in arts and crafts (past participle of artīre; see art1, -ite2) + Italian -iano (< Latin -iānus) -ian

synonym study for artisan

See artist.

OTHER WORDS FROM artisan

ar·ti·san·ship, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH artisan

artisan artist artiste (see synonym study at artist)
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Example sentences from the Web for artisanship

  • Men settled down to farming, to artisanship, to merchandising, and their wounds were healed.

  • Like Minitree and Walker, Bromley represented the highest caliber of artisanship in the colony.

  • In the center of the table was a lovely silver bowl of old Mexican artisanship, filled with unfamiliar, theatrical-looking fruits.

    Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy

British Dictionary definitions for artisanship

artisan
/ (ˈɑːtɪˌzæn, ˌɑːtɪˈzæn) /

noun

a skilled workman; craftsman
obsolete an artist

Derived forms of artisan

artisanal (ɑːˈtɪzənəl, ˈɑːtɪzənəl), adjective

Word Origin for artisan

C16: from French, from Old Italian artigiano, from arte art 1
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