American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures.
- v. To make, finish, or repair (wooden structures).
- v. To work as a carpenter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificer who works in timber; one who executes by hand the woodwork of houses, ships, or similar constructions. The occupations of carpenter and joiner are often combined. See joiner.
- n. An officer of a ship, whose duty it is to keep under supervision and maintain in order the frame of the ship and all the wooden fittings about her.
- n. a set of men employed under the carpenter. See 2.
- To do carpenters' work; practise carpentry.
- n. In entomology, same as Carpenterant or carpenter-bee.
- n. A person skilled at carpentry, the trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures.
- n. 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.
- n. A two-wheeled carriage
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.
- n. a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
- v. work as a carpenter
- From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman carpentier, from Old Northern French (compare Old French charpantier, whence modern French charpentier), from Late Latin carpentārius ("a carpenter"), Latin carpentārius ("a wagon-maker, carriage-maker"), from Latin carpentum ("a two-wheeled carriage, coach, or chariot, a cart"), probably of Celtic origin. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin carpentārius (artifex), (maker) of a carriage, from carpentum, a two-wheeled carriage, of Celtic origin; see kers- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Getting a straight answer out of the carpenter is an exercise in futility.”
“After all, if my house is damaged, I call a carpenter whose craft is wood.”
“I called the carpenter, got up all the old chests, and with them and some spars we floated ourselves alongside, and only just in time.”
“I called the carpenter and asked him if he could do anything to make the boat more seaworthy.”
“Years passed and Occasion's money was coming to an end; so he called a carpenter and told him to cut up the fig-tree and make him a bottle out of it.”
“Then," said I, turning to the boatswain, "when you call the carpenter to-morrow morning, at the end of the middle watch, please give me a call also; for, never yet having sighted the island, I should like to be on deck when it heaves into view, and get a good look at it.”
“There was no use lying there and pounding her till she sank; so I called the carpenter, got up all the old chests, and with them and some spars we floated ourselves alongside, and only just in time.”
“The Jews, I say, had no doubt who Jesus said that He was; that He meant them to understand, once and for all, that He whom they called the carpenter's son of Nazareth, was the”
“Otherwise, he could have hired or called a carpenter to repair his leaking roof, rather than attend to the problem by himself?”
“Jimmy Carter is better known as a carpenter than he is president.”
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