artisan

[ahr-tuh-zuhn]
noun
1.
a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
2.
a person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: our favorite local food artisans.
adjective
3.
pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal: artisan beer.

Origin:
1530–40; < French < Italian artigiano, equivalent to Latin artīt(us) trained in arts and crafts (past participle of artīre; see art1, -ite2) + Italian -iano (< Latin -iānus) -ian

artisanship, noun

artisan, artist, artiste (see synonym study at artist).


See artist.
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artisan (ˈɑːtɪˌzæn, ˌɑːtɪˈzæn)
 
n
1.  a skilled workman; craftsman
2.  obsolete an artist
 
[C16: from French, from Old Italian artigiano, from arteart1]
 
artisanal
 
adj

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artisan
1530s, from It. artesano, from V.L. artitianus, from L. artitus, pp. of artire "to instruct in the arts," from ars (gen. artis) "art" (see art (n.)).
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Example sentences
Read interviews with some of our favorite artisans for tips on how to get
  started, where to find inspiration, and more.
When skillful artisans go down the rabbit hole with single-minded focus, the
  results can be mind-blowing.
The artisans themselves also continue to use the same methods they have always
  used.
In real life, many avatars argue, big business tends to push out small artisans.
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