- One who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan.(Obs)"How to build ships, and dreadful ordnance cast, Instruct the articles and reward their." [Waller.]
- One who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution.
- One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation.
- An artful person; a schemer.(Obs)synonyms: Artisan. See Artisan.
Note: ☞ The term is particularly applied to painters, sculptors, musicians, engravers, and architects.
Etymology: F. artiste, LL. artista, fr. L. ars. See Art (n.), and cf. Artiste