- the trade or work of a carpenter.
Origin of carpentering
- a person who builds or repairs wooden structures, as houses, scaffolds, or shelving.
- to do carpenter's work.
- to make by carpentry.
- to construct (a plot, scene, article, or the like) in a mechanical or unoriginal fashion.
Origin of carpenter
Related Wordsmanufacture, evolve, raise, form, make, erect, produce, assemble, reconstruct, compose, fabricate, frame, contrive, carpenter, compile, cast, synthesize, fashion, forge, model
Examples from the Web for carpentering
Certainly not; that would only give a city the reputation of skill in carpentering.The Republic
When your carpentering is completed, the whole case must be stained to your taste.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
I never worked in de mines but I did all sorts of carpentering for them.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
Besides, I'm going to do a bit of carpentering work for Miss Remington.Tessa
Had she got him on carpentering, engineering—discovered his weak point?Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
- John Alden. 1876–1951, US composer, who used jazz rhythms in orchestral music: his works include the ballet Skyscrapers (1926) and the orchestral suite Adventures in a Perambulator (1915)
- a person skilled in woodwork, esp in buildings, ships, etc
- (intr) to do the work of a carpenter
- (tr) to make or fit together by or as if by carpentry
Word Origin and History for carpentering
"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.