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carpenter


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carpenter  \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 
  Pennsylvanica}. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carpenter 
  n  :  a  woodworker  who  makes  or  repairs  wooden  objects 
  v  :  work  as  a  carpenter 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Carpenter,  IA  (city,  FIPS  11035) 
  Location:  43.41492  N,  93.01740  W 
  Population  (1990):  102  (54  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Carpenter,  SD 
  Zip  code(s):  57322 
  Carpenter,  WY 
  Zip  code(s):  82054 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Carpenter 
  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." 
 




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