- 1An artist who paints pictures: a German landscape painterMore example sentences
- Each year the Salon, in addition to new pictures by contemporary painters, included exhibitions by older masters whose influence remained strong.
- Liao is known for his comic cartoon work and others include sculptors, oil painters and print artists.
- There's even an artist - a painter to keep an illustrated record of the trip.
- 2A person who paints buildings, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, especially as a job.More example sentences
- Catherine's partner Geoff, 41, is a self-employed painter and decorator and can also help out with childcare.
- Annie worked as a burler and mender and Roy became a self-employed painter and decorator, which saw him through to retirement.
- Volunteers became painters and decorators to mark the re-launch of a community action group.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French peintour, based on Latin pictor, from the verb pingere 'to paint'.
- A rope attached to the bow of a boat for tying it to a quay.More example sentences
- He doesn't have a painter on his boat [a painter being a rope attached to the bow/front of the boat] despite it being a normal fitting, and his boat having the hole through which it should run.
- Toby leapt ashore with the painter and dropped a clove-hitch over a tree stump with two twists of his wrists.
- If I squinted my eyes tight enough, I could also see the cleat near the stern where I used to attach the painter from the punt.
Middle English: of uncertain origin; compare with Old French pentoir 'something from which to hang things'.