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carpenter

[kahr-puh n-ter] /ˈkɑr pən tər/
noun
1.
a person who builds or repairs wooden structures, as houses, scaffolds, or shelving.
verb (used without object)
2.
to do carpenter's work.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make by carpentry.
4.
to construct (a plot, scene, article, or the like) in a mechanical or unoriginal fashion.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin carpentārius wainwright, equivalent to Latin carpent(um) two-wheeled carriage (< Celtic; compare Old Irish carpad chariot) + -ārius -ary; see -er2
Related forms
uncarpentered, adjective

Carpenter

[kahr-puh n-ter] /ˈkɑr pən tər/
noun
1.
John Alden, 1876–1951, U.S. composer.
2.
(Malcolm) Scott, born 1925, U.S. astronaut and oceanographer.
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British Dictionary definitions for carp-enter

carpenter

/ˈkɑːpɪntə/
noun
1.
a person skilled in woodwork, esp in buildings, ships, etc
verb
2.
(intransitive) to do the work of a carpenter
3.
(transitive) to make or fit together by or as if by carpentry
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French, from Latin carpentārius wagon-maker, from carpentum wagon; of Celtic origin

Carpenter

/ˈkɑːpɪntə/
noun
1.
John Alden. 1876–1951, US composer, who used jazz rhythms in orchestral music: his works include the ballet Skyscrapers (1926) and the orchestral suite Adventures in a Perambulator (1915)
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Word Origin and History for carp-enter
carpenter
early 14c. (attested from 1121 as a surname), from O.N.Fr. carpentier (O.Fr. charpentier), from L.L. (artifex) carpentarius "wagon (maker)," from L. carpentum "two-wheeled carriage, cart," from Gaul., from O.Celt. *carpentom (cf. O.Ir. carpat, Gael. carbad "carriage"), probably related to Gaul. karros (see car). Replaced O.E. treowwyrhta. First record of carpenter bee is from 1844.
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carp-enter in the Bible

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."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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