j alden carpenter


John Alden, 1876–1951, U.S. composer.
(Malcolm) Scott, born 1925, U.S. astronaut and oceanographer.
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carpenter (ˈkɑːpɪntə)
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]

Carpenter (ˈkɑːpɪntə)
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 & History

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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Bible Dictionary

Carpenter definition

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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