painter

1
[ peyn-ter ]
/ ˈpeɪn tər /

noun

an artist who paints pictures.
a person who coats walls or other surfaces with paint, especially as an occupation.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Pictor.

Nearby words

  1. painted snipe,
  2. painted tongue,
  3. painted trillium,
  4. painted turtle,
  5. painted woman,
  6. painter's colic,
  7. painterly,
  8. painting,
  9. paintwork,
  10. painty

Origin of painter

1
1300–50; paint + er1; replacing Middle English peyntour < Anglo-French peintour

painter

2
[ peyn-ter ]
/ ˈpeɪn tər /

noun

a rope, usually at the bow, for fastening a boat to a ship, stake, etc.

Origin of painter

2
1300–50; Middle English peyntour, probably < Middle French pentoir, variant of pendoir rope, cord for hanging things on. See pend, -er2

painter

3
[ peyn-ter ]
/ ˈpeɪn tər /

noun

Origin of painter

3
1755–65, Americanism; variant of panther

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British Dictionary definitions for painter

painter

1
/ (ˈpeɪntə) /

noun

a person who paints surfaces as a trade
an artist who paints pictures

noun

a line attached to the bow of a boat for tying it up

Word Origin for painter

C15: probably from Old French penteur strong rope

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