Definition of Painter

1. Noun. An artist who paints.

Specialized synonyms: Abstract Artist, Abstractionist, Colorist, Cubist, Dauber, Distortionist, Fauve, Fauvist, Genre Painter, Impressionist, Landscapist, Miniaturist, Muralist, Oil Painter, Old Master, Pointillist, Limner, Portrait Painter, Portraitist, Portrayer, Post-impressionist, Postimpressionist, Realist, Scene Painter, Scenic Artist, Watercolorist, Watercolourist
Generic synonyms: Artist, Creative Person
Specialized synonyms: Alberti, Leon Battista Alberti, Bell, Vanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen, Benton, Thomas Hart Benton, Blake, William Blake, Braque, Georges Braque, Cezanne, Paul Cezanne, Chagall, Marc Chagall, Chirico, Giorgio De Chirico, Constable, John Constable, Copley, John Copley, John Singleton Copley, Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Courbet, Gustave Courbet, Dali, Salvador Dali, Daumier, Honore Daumier, David, Jacques Louis David, Davis, Stuart Davis, Degas, Edgar Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, De Kooning, Willem De Kooning, Delacroix, Eugene Delacroix, Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix, Andre Derain, Derain, Dufy, Raoul Dufy, Ernst, Max Ernst, Fragonard, Jean Honore Fragonard, Fry, Roger Eliot Fry, Roger Fry, Gainsborough, Thomas Gainsborough, Gauguin, Paul Gauguin, Alberto Giacometti, Giacometti, Francisco De Goya, Francisco Goya, Francisco Jose De Goya, Francisco Jose De Goya Y Lucientes, Goya, Goya Y Lucientes, Duncan Grant, Duncan James Corrow Grant, Grant, Gris, Jaun Gris, Childe Hassam, Frederick Childe Hassam, Hassam, Hokusai, Katsushika Hokusai, Homer, Winslow Homer, Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Kandinski, Kandinsky, Wassily Kandinski, Wassily Kandinsky, Kent, Rockwell Kent, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Kirchner, Klee, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, Klimt, Franz Joseph Kline, Franz Kline, Kline, Krasner, Lee Krasner, Lawrence, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Fernand Leger, Leger, Lichtenstein, Roy Lichtenstein, L. S. Lowry, Laurence Stephen Lowry, Lowry, Magritte, Rene Magritte, Kazimir Malevich, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, Malevich, Edouard Manet, Manet, Andrea Mantegna, Mantegna, Marsh, Reginald Marsh, Henri Emile Benoit Matisse, Henri Matisse, Matisse, Jean Francois Millet, Millet, Joan Miro, Miro, Amedeo Modigliano, Modigliani, Claude Monet, Monet, Morse, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Samuel Morse, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, Grandma Moses, Moses, Motherwell, Robert Motherwell, Edvard Munch, Munch, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Murillo, Georgia Okeeffe, O'keeffe, Maxfield Frederick Parrish, Maxfield Parrish, Parrish, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Pollock, Reynolds, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Mark Rothko, Rothko, Henri Rousseau, Le Douanier Rousseau, Rousseau, John Singer Sargent, Sargent, Georges Pierre Seurat, Georges Seurat, Seurat, Ben Shahn, Benjamin Shahn, Shahn, David Alfaro Siqueiros, David Siqueiros, Siqueiros, Chaim Soutine, Soutine, Frank Philip Stella, Frank Stella, Stella, Gilbert Charles Stuart, Gilbert Stuart, Stuart, Sully, Thomas Sully, Tanguy, Yves Tanguy, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Tiepolo, Mark Tobey, Tobey, Henri Toulouse-lautrec, Toulouse-lautrec, John Trumbull, Trumbull, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Turner, Maurice Utrillo, Utrillo, Gogh, Van Gogh, Vincent Van Gogh, Vasarely, Viktor Vasarely, Giorgio Vasari, Vasari, Elisabeth Vigee-lebrun, Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigee-lebrun, Vigee-lebrun, Maurice De Vlaminck, Vlaminck, Edouard Vuillard, Jean Edouard Vuillard, Vuillard, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Max Weber, Weber, Benjamin West, West, James Abbott Mcneill Whistler, Whistler, Grant Wood, Wood, Andrew Wyeth, Wyeth
Derivative terms: Paint, Paint, Painterly

2. Noun. A worker who is employed to cover objects with paint.

3. Noun. A line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing).
Category relationships: Boat
Generic synonyms: Line

4. Noun. Large American feline resembling a lion.
Exact synonyms: Catamount, Cougar, Felis Concolor, Mountain Lion, Panther, Puma
Group relationships: Felis, Genus Felis
Generic synonyms: Wildcat

Definition of Painter

1. n. A rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything.

2. n. The panther, or puma.

3. n. One whose occupation is to paint

Definition of Painter

1. Noun. An artist who paints pictures. ¹

2. Noun. A laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to, e.g. a jetty or another boat. ¹

4. Noun. A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther". ¹

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Definition of Painter

1. one that paints [n -S] - See also: paints

Medical Definition of Painter

1. The panther, or puma. Origin: Corrupt. Of panther. One whose occupation is to paint; especially., One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint. An artist who represents objects or scenes in colour on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like. Painter's colic. See Lead colic, under Colic. Painter stainer. A painter of coats of arms. A member of a livery company or guild in London, bearing this name. See: lst Paint. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Painter

painted hunting dogs
painted ladies
painted lady
painted leaf
painted nettle
painted out
painted sandgrouse
painted snipes
painted terrapin
painted tongue
painted tortoise
painted turtle
painted wolf
painted wolves
painter (current term)
painter's colic
painter's tape
painter's tapes

Literary usage of Painter

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

1. Descriptions of Occupations by United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Employment Service (1918)
"painter AND PAPER HANGER GROUP GLAZIER OUT Description: The glazier does cutting and setting of window or skylight glass, or glazing of any character. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The young artist's development as a painter was rapid, for it is recorded that at the age of fourteen he painted a portrait of an old man, and a lawsuit in ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This governor made him Court painter and showered various commissions upon him, among them the decorations of a shooting box which the received back into ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Meantime, he had become painter- lawyer and alderman of Antwerp, ... This governor made him Court painter busy, both as artist and diplomatist, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
""A painter and his Model," and " The Lady-Bird." Joseph Stevens, his brother, a master-painter of dogs. broad in his draughtsmanship, and painting in strong ..."

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