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artisan

noun artifex, artificer, craftsman, craftworker, faber, handicraftsman, journeyman, laborer, machiner, masser craftsman, master workman, mechanic, mechanician, one engaged in a manual enterprise, one skilled in an innustrial art, one trained in a mechanic trade, operator, opifex, skilled laborer, skilled worker, technician, worker, workingman, workingwoman, workman, workwoman
Associated concepts: artisan lien
See also: practitioner
References in classic literature ?
It is true, indeed, as regards the experiments which may conduce to this end, that one man is not equal to the task of making them all; but yet he can advantageously avail himself, in this work, of no hands besides his own, unless those of artisans, or parties of the same kind, whom he could pay, and whom the hope of gain (a means of great efficacy) might stimulate to accuracy in the performance of what was prescribed to them.
He did not, like the crowd of school-boy artisans, construct little windmills on the angle of a barn or watermills across the neighboring brook.
But the new nomadic population of clerks and artisans, constantly shifting their homes from one suburb to another, or their children from one school to another, could have no corporate continuity.
It is then that they capture many females of the royal houses of the red men, and take the newest in battleships and the trained artisans who build them, that they may copy what they cannot create.
He is forced to admit that the state is not possible without the co-operation of men whom he will not admit to membership in it, either because they are not capable of sufficient rational appreciation of political ends, like the barbarians whom he thought were natural slaves, or because the leisure necessary for citizenship can only be gained by the work of the artisans who by that very work make themselves incapable of the life which they make possible for others.
Students furnished more of a crowd and more noise there than artisans, and there was not, properly speaking, any quay, except from the Pont Saint-Michel to the Tour de Nesle.
The Moors were essentially a tolerant, broad-minded, liberal race of agriculturists, artisans and merchants--the very type of people that has made possible such civilization as we find today in America and Europe--while the Spaniards--"
They had brought together all the best of the surviving artisans from that region, they had provisioned the park for a siege, and they were urgently building a larger type of Butteridge machine.
You, peaceful inhabitants of Moscow, artisans and workmen whom misfortune has driven from the city, and you scattered tillers of the soil, still kept out in the fields by groundless fear, listen
Farebrother "read himself" into the quaint little church and preached his first sermon to the congregation of farmers, laborers, and village artisans.
He was a bookbinder, one of those educated artisans whom the revolutions of 1848 sent to us in great numbers.
Women in brilliant trappings, befeathered warriors, their bodies daubed with paint; artisans, armed but less gaily caparisoned, took their various ways upon the duties of the day.