Origin of artisanFrench from Italian artigiano; ultimately from Classical Latin ars, art
The definition of an artisan is a skilled worker or craftsman.
A baker of specialty breads is an example of an artisan.
A person skilled in making a product by hand.
Made by hand or by traditional means and using high-quality ingredients; artisanal: artisan cheeses; artisan wine.
Origin of artisanProbably French from Italian artigiano from Vulgar Latin artitiānus from Latin artītus skilled in the arts past participle of artīre to instruct in the arts from ars art- art ; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
- But there is a great variety of artisan work, such as copper and brass, paper, knives (at Bokhara), silver filigree, shoes, caps (at Samarkand and Andijan) and carpets; but most of these have been for some time declining and now stand at a rather low level.
- It was the era of the artisan artist.
- The extreme to which he carried his advocacy of diplomatic isolation, his opposition to the creation of an adequate navy, 4 his estimate of cities as "sores upon the body politic," his prejudice against manufactures, trust in farmers, and political distrust of the artisan class, all reflect them.
- In 1410 John Badby, an artisan, was sent to the stake.
- The Williamson artisan school is entirely supported by an endowment.