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artist

[ ahr-tist ]
/ ˈɑr tɪst /
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noun
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Origin of artist

1575–85; <Middle French artiste<Medieval Latin artista master of arts. See art1, -ist

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1. Artist, artisan, artiste are persons having superior skill or ability, or who are capable of producing superior work. An artist is a person engaged in some type of fine art. An artisan is engaged in a craft or applied art. An artiste is usually a skilled public performer.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH artist

artisan, artist , artiste (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use artist in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for artist

artist
/ (ˈɑːtɪst) /

noun
a person who practises or is skilled in an art, esp painting, drawing, or sculpture
a person who displays in his work qualities required in art, such as sensibility and imagination
a person whose profession requires artistic expertise, esp a designera commercial artist
a person skilled in some task or occupationan artist at bricklaying
obsolete an artisan
slang a person devoted to or proficient in somethinga booze artist; a con artist
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