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English Dictionary: artist by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    Synonym(s): artist, creative person
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Artist \Art"ist\, n. [F. artiste, LL. artista, fr. L. ars. See
      {Art}, n., and cf. {Artiste}.]
      1. One who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan.
                     How to build ships, and dreadful ordnance cast,
                     Instruct the articles and reward their. --Waller.
      2. One who professes and practices an art in which science
            and taste preside over the manual execution.
      Note: The term is particularly applied to painters,
               sculptors, musicians, engravers, and architects.
      3. One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual
            art or occupation. --Pope.
      4. An artful person; a schemer. [Obs.]
      Syn: Artisan. See {Artisan}.
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