There are 3 definitions of painter in English:

painter1

Syllabification: paint·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpāntər
 
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noun

  • 1An artist who paints pictures: a German landscape painter
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French peintour, based on Latin pictor, from the verb pingere 'to paint'.

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There are 3 definitions of painter in English:

painter2

Syllabification: paint·er
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈpāntər/

noun

  • A rope attached to the bow of a boat for tying it to a quay.
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    • 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.

Origin

Middle English: of uncertain origin; compare with Old French pentoir 'something from which to hang things'.

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painter3

Syllabification: paint·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpāntər
 
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noun

  • another term for cougar.
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    • Mountain lions are known by more than 100 names, including panther, catamount, cougar, painter and puma.

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