artificer

noun
ar·​ti·​fi·​cer | \ är-ˈti-fə-sər How to pronounce artificer (audio) , ˈär-tə-fə-sər How to pronounce artificer (audio) \

Definition of artificer

1 : a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
2 : one that makes or contrives : deviser had been the artificer of his own fortunesThe Times Literary Supplement (London)

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Examples of artificer in a Sentence

the oil tycoon insisted that the best stone masons, cabinetmakers, and artificers in every other craft be employed to create a mansion of unequalled splendor

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The only beings to escape the conflagration are four Saranga birds, Takshaka’s son Aswasena, whose mother sacrifices herself to save him, and the artificer Maya, who finds asylum at Arjuna’s feet. Girish Shahane, Quartz India, "The Amazon fires have a 3,000-year-old parallel in the Indian epic Mahabharata," 30 Aug. 2019 Yet in his strongest work, Mr. Viola manages to avoid or transcend this danger by showing himself an artificer of searingly original visions that combine formal rigor and spiritual mystery. A.j. Goldmann, WSJ, "‘Bill Viola: A Retrospective’ Review: Where Video Meets Art History," 12 July 2017 Artificers The few records that reflect Jonathan Wilkinson's life show he was born around 1748 in New Milford in the colony of Connecticut. Meaghanm. Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "As cemeteries struggle, gravestones sink into oblivion," 3 July 2017 ArtificersThe few records that reflect Jonathan Wilkinson's life show he was born around 1748 in New Milford in the colony of Connecticut. Meaghanm. Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "As cemeteries struggle, gravestones sink into oblivion," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of artificer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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