verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of carpenter
Definition for carpenter (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for carpenter
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The model: a carpenter who showed up to her house looking for work.
When a female candidate slips up, she should respond succinctly and then introduce third-party validators, said Carpenter.The Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling—and What It Means for Hillary Clinton|Eleanor Clift|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the wake of the explosion, Carpenter could not remember it, and a brain injury left Eufrazio unable to speak for two years.
He was standing guard at a different post, attacked at the same time as Carpenter and Eufrazio.
When Restless, the carpenter, broke his leg the boy was always around.The One-Way Trail|Ridgwell Cullum
Juhani's friend next took him for a visit to the farm's carpenter shop, where he showed him the posts and gates he was making.Our Little Finnish Cousin|Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
The detective laughingly promised to beware of the sanguinary Mrs. Nelson, and the carpenter went his way.The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
Whether he had been born a carpenter, or a coach painter, any more than he had been born a bird?The Personal History of David Copperfield |Charles Dickens
This is Gerrit the wheelwright, or carpenter, whom we have mentioned several times in our journal.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680|Jasper Danckaerts
British Dictionary definitions for carpenter (1 of 2)
Word Origin for carpenter
British Dictionary definitions for carpenter (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for carpenter
"wood-worker," c.1300 (attested from early 12c. as a surname), from Anglo-French carpenter, Old North French carpentier (Old French and Modern French charpentier), from Late Latin (artifex) carpentarius "wagon (maker)," from Latin carpentum "wagon, two-wheeled carriage, cart," from Gaulish, from Old Celtic *carpentom (cf. Old Irish carpat, Gaelic carbad "carriage"), probably related to Gaulish karros (see car).
Also from the Late Latin word are Spanish carpentero, Italian carpentiero. Replaced Old English treowwyrhta, literally "tree-wright." German Zimmermann "carpenter" is from Old High German zimbarman, from zimbar "wood for building, timber," cognate with Old Norse timbr (see timber). First record of carpenter bee is from 1844.