Definition of Carpenter

1. Noun. A woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects.

Generic synonyms: Woodman, Woodsman, Woodworker
Specialized synonyms: Joseph



2. Verb. Work as a carpenter.
Generic synonyms: Work
Derivative terms: Carpentry

Definition of Carpenter

1. n. An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.

Definition of Carpenter

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An occupational from=Middle English dot=) derived from the trade name carpenter. ¹

2. Noun. A person skilled at carpentry, the trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A senior rating in ships responsible for all the woodwork onboard; in the days of sail, a warrant officer responsible for the hull, masts, spars and boats of a ship, and whose responsibility was to sound the well to see if the ship was making water. ¹

4. Noun. A two-wheeled carriage ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carpenter

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpenter

carpales
carpalia
carpals
carpamidase
carpark
carparks
carpathite
carpe diem
carpe diem cras
carpectomy
carped
carpel
carpellary
carpellate
carpels
carpenter (current term)
carpenter's hammer
carpenter's kit
carpenter's level
carpenter's mallet
carpenter's plane
carpenter's rule
carpenter's saw
carpenter's square
carpenter's squares
carpenter ant
carpenter ants
carpenter bee
carpentered
carpentering

Literary usage of Carpenter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1855)
"William carpenter, born in England, 1576, and left Harwell in 1638 and went on board of the ... John carpenter went to Jamaica, LI, NY ; his wife was Hannah ..."

2. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1901)
"carpenter rendered important services to the British Medical Association, where he was'president of the southeastern branch in 1872, a member of the council ..."

3. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1907)
"I trust I shan't be cashiered for this act of disobedience. carpenter ... Howard carpenter son of Jos. and Mary carpenter, Born March 28th. 1804. Lewes. ..."

4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"It is then impossible that this can be the letter to which Dr. carpenter refers, ... 26) Dr. carpenter says nothing about this facsimile letter, ..."

5. Catalogueby Manton Free Library, Exeter, R.I. Manton Free Library, Washburn Observatory, Colorado State Library, Exeter (R.I.), Woodman Astronomical Library, Liverpool (England) by Manton Free Library, Exeter, R.I. Manton Free Library, Washburn Observatory, Colorado State Library, Exeter (R.I.), Woodman Astronomical Library, Liverpool (England) (1884)
"Ryan, J 1833 F carpenter, William L. Energy in Nature : being, 1149 with some additions, the Substance of a Carlyle, JD Poems, suggested chiefly by Scenes ..."

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