Definition for carpentering (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of carpenter
Examples from the Web for carpentering
The fact that they are not Barhais is sufficiently shown by their ignorance of carpentering tools.
Seriously, I have been doing nothing except a little gardening and carpentering; just manual labour to keep one sane.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
I always had a fancy for carpentering, and was handy with tools.Joe Wilson and His Mates|Henry Lawson
He had been doing a bit of carpentering,—he did like to go back to the old trade!
As they disappeared Mrs. Schuler went out on the platform where the carpentering operations were going on.Ethel Morton at Rose House|Mabell S. C. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for carpentering (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for carpentering (2 of 2)
Word Origin for carpenter
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.