Origin of painter1
- a rope, usually at the bow, for fastening a boat to a ship, stake, etc.
Origin of painter2
Origin of painter3
Examples from the Web for painter
According to some rumors, Goya was once on staff before his fame as a Spanish painter.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
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And Pope Alexander VI had the painter Pinturicchio disguise his mistress as the Virgin Mary in one fresco.Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth
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In May he attended the inauguration of a museum to house the works of the Ecuadorian painter Santiago Carbonell in Querétaro.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
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You code the same way a writer writes his book and the painter paints his picture.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk
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But Marsden Hartley was a 20th-century painter, slow as oil paint from a brush.A Gay American Artist in Kaiser’s Berlin
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August 10, 2014
"Compare the living face with the pictured one," said the painter.
While he was intent on these observations, Elinor turned to the painter.
A painter friend who lives by the sea has asked me to stay with him awhile.
Calvert, my friend, is a lover as well as a painter of nature.
The painter can accumulate ugliness, but I do not remember a demon worth the name.Weighed and Wanting
- a person who paints surfaces as a trade
- an artist who paints pictures
- a line attached to the bow of a boat for tying it up
Word Origin and History for painter
"artist who paints pictures," early 14c., from Old French peintor, from Latin pictor "a painter," from pingere (see paint (v.)). Sense of "workman who colors surfaces with paint" is from c.1400. As a surname, Painter is attested from mid-13c. but it is difficult to say which sense is meant. Related: Painterly.
mid-14c., "rope or chain that holds an anchor to a ship's side," from Old French peintor, ultimately from Latin pendere "to weigh" (see pendant).