artist

noun
art·​ist | \ ˈär-tist \

Definition of artist

1a obsolete : one skilled or versed in learned arts
b archaic : physician
c archaic : artisan sense 1
2a : one who professes and practices an imaginative art
b : a person skilled in one of the fine arts
3 : a skilled performer especially : artiste
4 : one who is adept at something con artist strikeout artist

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Examples of artist in a Sentence

the great artists of the Renaissance a pitcher who is a strikeout artist

Recent Examples on the Web

Shaun Leane was the artist who made the Overlook corset. Vogue, "Laura Morgan, the Artist and Cult Model, Is Back on Fashion’s Radar," 27 Dec. 2018 Rooms are unfussy, lots of white and gray, but with pops of emerald green or cobalt blue, brass fixtures, as well custom wallpaper patterned with native plants and botanical prints from the great Pacific Northwest artist Imogen Cunningham. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Portland, OR, in January 2019," 20 Dec. 2018 For the day of, my cousin, who is a makeup artist, beat our faces to the Gods! Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, ""Moana" Star Auli'i Cravalho Shares Her Secrets for Finding the Perfect Prom Dress," 17 Dec. 2018 But a new hotel in Guilin, China, is bringing the artist’s vision to life with a pair of guesthouses dedicated to optical illusions. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "These hotel rooms look like trippy M.C. Escher drawings," 3 Dec. 2018 Founder of Art on The Block, Ben Lenovitz, is the artist in residence at Fishs Eddy. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Fishs Eddy Has A Pet Portrait Artist-In-Residence," 6 Nov. 2018 And SpaceX will perform a number of uncrewed test flights before putting Maezawa and the artists on board. Mike Wall, Space.com, "SpaceX Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire (and Artists, Too!) Around the Moon in 2023," 17 Sep. 2018 Just in the past year, Jacob feels like he's seen many more trans artists coming to prominence, and audiences becoming much more supportive. Charlie Jane Anders, Teen Vogue, "7 Trans Performers Share the Challenges They Still Face and Their Hopes for the Future," 17 Dec. 2018 But that's just what happened when Sicilian interior designer and artist Oscar Piccolo casually posted an origami-like paper version on his feed. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "Pleated Lampshades Are On Their Way Back," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of artist

circa 1507, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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artist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of artist

: a person who creates art : a person who is skilled at drawing, painting, etc.

: a skilled performer

: a person who is very good at something

artist

noun
art·​ist | \ ˈär-tist \

Kids Definition of artist

1 : a person skilled in one of the arts (as painting, music, or writing)
2 : a person who is very good at something

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