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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
  --Elmes. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  artist 
  n  :  a  person  whose  creative  work  shows  sensitivity  and 
  imagination  [syn:  {creative  person}] 




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