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Meaning of CARPENTER

Pronunciation:  'kârpuntur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
  2. [v]  work as a carpenter

CARPENTER is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: Joseph, woodman, woodsman, woodworker, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Car"pen*ter\, n. [OF. carpentier, F. charpentier, LL.
carpentarius, fr. L. carpentum wagon, carriage.]
An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of
houses, ships, etc.

Syn: {Carpenter}, {Joiner}.

Usage: The carpenter frames and puts together roofs,
       partitions, floors, and other structural parts of a
       building. The joiner supplies stairs, doors shutters,
       mantelpieces, cupboards, and other parts necessary to
       finishing the building. In America the two trades are
       commonly united.

{Carpenter ant} (Zo["o]l.), any species of ant which gnaws
   galleries in the wood of trees and constructs its nests
   therein. They usually select dead or somewhat decayed
   wood. The common large American species is {Formica

{Carpenter bee} (Zo["o]l.), a large hymenopterous insect of
   the genus {Xylocopa}; -- so called because it constructs
   its nest by gnawing long galleries in sound timber. The
   common American species is {Xylocopa Virginica}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are a carpenter indicates that you are confronting and overcoming your obstacles. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to change your way of thinking and readjust your attitude.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an artificer in stone, iron, and copper, as well as in wood (2 Sam. 5:11; 1 Chr. 14:1; Mark 6:3). The tools used by carpenters are mentioned in 1 Sam. 13:19, 20; Judg. 4:21; Isa. 10:15; 44:13. It was said of our Lord, "Is not this the carpenter's son?" (Matt. 13:55); also, "Is not this the carpenter?" (Mark 6:3). Every Jew, even the rabbis, learned some handicraft: Paul was a tentmaker. "In the cities the carpenters would be Greeks, and skilled workmen; the carpenter of a provincial village could only have held a very humble position, and secured a very moderate competence."