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Definition of "painter" []

  • One who paints, either as an artist or worker. (noun)
  • A rope attached to the bow of a boat, used for tying up, as when docking or towing. (noun)
  • Chiefly Upper Southern U.S. See mountain lion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "painter" in a sentence
  • "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.""