American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who paints, either as an artist or worker.
- n. A rope attached to the bow of a boat, used for tying up, as when docking or towing.
- n. Chiefly Upper Southern U.S. See mountain lion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who paints. Specifically — A workman who coats or covers articles with paint: as, a house-painter or carriage-painter.
- n. A rope attached to the bow of a boat, and used to fasten it to a stake, a ship, or other object.
- n. A panther: applied in the United States to the puma, cougar, or American lion, Felis concolor.
- n. An artist who paints pictures.
- n. A laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means.
- n. nautical A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to, e.g. a jetty or another boat.
- n. A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther".
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything.
- n. (Zoöl.), A form representing an illiterate pronunciation, U. S. The panther, or puma.
- n. One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint.
- n. An artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like.
- n. a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint
- n. an artist who paints
- n. a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)
- n. large American feline resembling a lion
- to paint + -er, influenced by Middle French paintre. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English peintour, probably from Old French pentoir, strong rope, from pendre, to hang, from Vulgar Latin *pendere, from Latin pendēre; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.Alteration of panther. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, if the painter hath not dissembled in it -- the _painter_?”
“But I _particularly_ and _expressly request_ that it be kept in a private room to be shown _only_ to friends and relations, and that I _may never be mentioned as the painter; _ and, moreover, that no _artist_ or _miniature painter_ be allowed to see it.”
“I've always admired Neel for pursuing portraiture in an age when representative art was deemed irrelevant, when everyone was chasing after Abstract Expressionism, when it was claimed the camera had "freed" the painter from the "tyranny of realism.”
“The painter is still in her beginning and has never had an exhibition.”
“This Dutch post-Impressionist painter is probably best known, by the general public, as the deeply depressed man who sliced off his ear and sent it to a prostitute that he was in love with.”
“Bouguereau was a French painter from the 19th Century; very academic, very traditional, very romantic.”
“IRMA STERN "Bahora Girl," 1945, Estimate: $950,000 to $1.4 million Ms. Stern's skill as a portrait painter is evident here.”
“Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the famous Austrian architect and painter, is widely renowned for his revolutionary, colourful architectural designs which incorporate irregular, organic forms, e.g. onion-shaped domes.”
“The work of the Hard-Edge painters, their first collective exhibition catalog in 1959 asserted, runs counter to a widespread contemporary belief in the primary value of emotion and intuition in esthetic experience … the [Hard-Edge painter] is not preoccupied with art as an opportunity to make autobiographical statements.”
“Note 13: In the first passage of De pictura, Alberti borrows a Ciceronian proverb (from De amicitia 5.16) concerning the "coarse senses of Minerva" to distinguish the sensate knowledge of a painter from a mathematician's abstract mensurations (see Kemp, "Introduction," 12).”
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