Origin of carpenterMiddle English and Anglo-French from Late Latin carpentarius, carpenter, wagon maker from Classical Latin carpentum, two-wheeled carriage, cart from Gaulish
verbcar·pen·tered, car·pen·ter·ing, car·pen·ters
Origin of carpenterMiddle English from Anglo-Norman from Latin carpentārius (artifex) (maker) of a carriage from carpentum a two-wheeled carriage of Celtic origin ; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
- A person skilled at carpentry, the trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures.
- (nautical) A senior rating in ships responsible for all the woodwork onboard; in the days of sail, a warrant officer responsible for the hull, masts, spars and boats of a ship, and whose responsibility was to sound the well to see if the ship was making water.
- A two-wheeled carriage
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman carpentier, from Old Northern French (compare Old French charpantier, whence modern French charpentier), from Late Latin carpentārius (“a carpenter”), Latin carpentārius (“a wagon-maker, carriage-maker”), from Latin carpentum (“a two-wheeled carriage, coach, or chariot, a cart”), probably of Celtic origin.
- An occupational surname derived from the trade name carpenter.
- These are in some genera From Carpenter, Proc. R.
- The acacia abounded on the borders of the valley, but the groves were gradually cut down for the use of the carpenter and the charcoal-burner.
- After talking about the various things that carpenters make, she asked me, "Did carpenter make me?" and before I could answer, she spelled quickly, "No, no, photographer made me in Sheffield."
- 1853 - article by Carpenter on Spiritualism, &c.; Mrs De Morgan, From Matter to Spirit (London, 1863); Ch.
- Carpenter, Insects: their Structure and Life (London, 18 99); L.