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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 j carpenter

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 j carpenter

carpenter

n.

"wood-worker," c.1300 (attested from early 12c. as a surname), from Anglo-French carpenter, Old North French carpentier (Old French and Modern French charpentier), from Late Latin (artifex) carpentarius "wagon (maker)," from Latin carpentum "wagon, two-wheeled carriage, cart," from Gaulish, from Old Celtic *carpentom (cf. Old Irish carpat, Gaelic carbad "carriage"), probably related to Gaulish karros (see car).

Also from the Late Latin word are Spanish carpentero, Italian carpentiero. Replaced Old English treowwyrhta, literally "tree-wright." German Zimmermann "carpenter" is from Old High German zimbarman, from zimbar "wood for building, timber," cognate with Old Norse timbr (see timber). First record of carpenter bee is from 1844.

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j carpenter 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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