Carpenter meaning

kärpən-tər
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A skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures.
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To work as a carpenter.
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A workman who builds and repairs wooden things, esp. the wooden parts of buildings, ships, etc.
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To make, finish, or repair (wooden structures).
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To do a carpenter's work.
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To make or repair by or as if by carpentry.
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A person skilled at carpentry, the trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures.
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(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.
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A two-wheeled carriage.
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An occupational surname​ derived from the trade name carpenter.
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Origin of carpenter

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Latin carpentārius (artifex) (maker) of a carriage from carpentum a two-wheeled carriage of Celtic origin kers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary