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carpenter

noun car·pen·ter \ ˈkär-pən-tər , ˈkär-pᵊm-tər \
|Updated on: 20 Aug 2018

Definition of carpenter

: a worker who builds or repairs wooden structures or their structural parts

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Origin and Etymology of carpenter

Middle English, from Anglo-French carpenter, charpenter, from Latin carpentarius carriage maker, from carpentum carriage, of Celt origin; akin to Old Irish carpat chariot, carr vehicle — more at car


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carpenter

verb

Definition of carpenter

carpentered; carpentering \-t(ə-)riŋ\
: to follow the trade of a carpenter
  • carpentered when he was young
1 : to make by or as if by carpentry
2 : to put together often in a mechanical manner
  • carpentered many television scripts

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First Known Use of carpenter

circa 1815

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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carpenter

Definition of carpenter for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to make or fix wooden objects or wooden parts of buildings


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carpenter

noun car·pen·ter \ ˈkär-pən-tər \

Definition of carpenter for Students

: a worker who builds or repairs wooden things

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