|1.||a person skilled in woodwork, esp in buildings, ships, etc|
|2.||(intr) to do the work of a carpenter|
|3.||(tr) to make or fit together by or as if by carpentry|
|[C14: from Anglo-French, from Latin carpentārius wagon-maker, from carpentum wagon; of Celtic origin]|
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."