American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A skilled manual worker; a craftsperson.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One skilled in any art, mystery, or trade; a handicraftsman; a mechanic.
- n. One skilled in a fine art; an artist.
- n. A skilled manual worker who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft.
- n. A person who displays great dexterity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete One who professes and practices some liberal art; an artist.
- n. One trained to manual dexterity in some mechanic art or trade; and handicraftsman; a mechanic.
- n. a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
- From French artisan, from Medieval Latin *artitianus, from Latin artitus ("skilled"), past participle of artiō ("I instruct in arts"), from ars ("art, skill"). (Wiktionary)
- Probably French, from Italian artigiano, from Vulgar Latin *artitiānus, from Latin artītus, skilled in the arts, past participle of artīre, to instruct in the arts, from ars, art-, art; see ar- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Salt assault: U.S. health officials want Americans to slash daily sodium intake Go green or go home: Frito-Lay and Staples to increase number of electric trucks The term 'artisan' may conjure up images of cheese makers crafting wheels of cheese the old-fashioned way and bakers mixing dough by hand.”
“According to Datamonitor, more than 800 new products released over the past five years carried the term 'artisan' on their packaging, as consumers move away from processed foods, reported industry website”
“The word artisan suggests that the product is less likely to be mass-produced," Tom Vierhile, innovation insights director at Datamonitor, told”
“The tagline "One woman's rage against the abuse of the term 'artisan' in the world of processed food" pretty much says it all.”
“The Oaxaca artisan is a master of Mexican folk art.”
“Recognizing that the artisan is a vital natural resource, the state of Michoacán just this year enacted the new Ley de Fomento Artesanal (Law for the Promotion of the Craft Industry), broader in scope than any other state's legislation, raising the artisan's lot and putting its imprimatur upon Vasco de Quiroga's dream.”
“Last month, the company introduced a line of what it calls "artisan" pizzas with feta cheese instead of mozzarella or Parmesan and Tuscan salami instead of pepperoni.”
“PIerre A. wrote: You knwo what we calls artisan chee ...”
“Fugere says he built Tutta Bella with a focus on what he calls artisan cooking, community awareness and environmental stewardship.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘artisan’.
A complete Barron's Wordlist for GRE preparation. Your online flashcard replacement.
Nouns to be used as descriptions while writing stories
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Words that make other words with the addition of one letter at the beginning. The resulting words are tagged "behead".
The list begins with evocative words I found in a Bed Bath & Beyond catalog, but other words in a similar vein are welcome, with two simple rules: they must come out of catalogs, and they can't...
Orth, Fluccish, and English words that play a role in Neal Stephenson's Anathem.
You know that feeling when you hear a word that you just want to roll it around in your mouth, experiment with it, find its edges and texture. Words that you want to clink around in a glass with so...
List of most of the words I've learned
Words that I come across, and go blank, or want to clarify.
Looking for tweets for artisan.