a person who professes and practices some liberal art an artist
- a skilled employee whom practices some trade or handicraft
- a person who professes and practices some liberal art; an singer.
- One trained to handbook dexterity in a few mechanic art oru000du000a trade; and handicraftsman; a mechanic.
One skilled in a few sorts of mechanical art or art; an experienced mechanic. O'Clair v. Hale, 25 Misc. Rep. 31, 54 N. Y. Supp. 386; Amazon Irr. Co. v. Briesen, 1 Kan. App. 758, 41 Pac. 1116.
1530s, from Italian artesano, from Vulgar Latin artitianus, from Latin artitus, previous participle of artire "to teach in the arts," from ars (genitive artis) "art" (see art (n.)). Barnhart reports center French artisan, often detailed since the direct way to obtain the English term, is attested too-late becoming so.
- 1859, from artisan (n.).
(letter.) One who professes and practices some liberal art; an artist.
- (letter.) One taught to handbook dexterity in a few mechanic art or trade; and handicraftsman; a mechanic.
The growing disposition of the bourgeois and artisan classes, not in the large towns only, to imitate the intellectuals in desiring to live in closer touch with the rest of Europe as regards social, economic, scientific and political progress, embittered the struggle between the forces of Liberalism and those of Catholicism, powerfully entrenched in the affections of the women and the illiterate masses of the peasantry.