artist

noun art·ist \ ˈär-tist \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of artist

1 a obsolete : one skilled or versed in learned arts
b archaic : physician
c archaic : artisan 1
2 a : 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

Examples of artist in a Sentence

  1. the great artists of the Renaissance

  2. a pitcher who is a strikeout artist

Recent Examples of artist from the Web

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First Known Use of artist

circa 1507

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ARTIST Defined for English Language Learners

artist

noun

Definition of artist for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

artist

noun art·ist \ ˈär-tist \

Definition of artist for Students

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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