Associations to the word «Painter»


PAINTER, noun. An artist who paints pictures.
PAINTER, noun. A laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means.
PAINTER, noun. (US) A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther".
PAINTER, noun. (obsolete) A chain or rope used to attach the shank of an anchor to the side of a ship when not in use. [14th-17th c.]
PAINTER, noun. (nautical) A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to e.g. a jetty or another boat. [from 17th c.]
PAINTER, proper noun. A surname​.
PAINTER, proper noun. A town in Virginia.

Dictionary definition

PAINTER, noun. An artist who paints.
PAINTER, noun. A worker who is employed to cover objects with paint.
PAINTER, noun. A line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing).
PAINTER, noun. Large American feline resembling a lion.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats