Definition of artisan in English:

artisan

Pronunciation /ɑːtɪˈzan//ˈɑːtɪzan/

noun

  • 1A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.

    ‘street markets where local artisans display handwoven textiles, painted ceramics, and leather goods’
    • ‘The Wilkesite radicals were typically small businessmen, craftsmen, and artisans.’
    • ‘But it also offered peasants, artisans and cottage workers a degree of control over how and when they worked.’
    • ‘He brought in artisans from Italy to do the murals and intricate woodwork.’
    • ‘Yet, the sad fact is that the artisan, no matter how skilled, cannot compete with modern technology.’
    • ‘Artwork takes centre stage in Kendal for the next few weeks as the creative efforts of artisans across the region go on display.’
    • ‘This gorgeously restored building is also home to an assortment of local artisans and antique dealers.’
    • ‘Most of the items on display have intricate craftwork, done manually by artisans from a rural background.’
    • ‘Sarajevo and Mostar are well known for the wool rugs and carpets their artisans produce.’
    • ‘Bali is blessed with skilled and creative artisans as well as potential markets.’
    • ‘Away from the music, Jamaica has some excellent artisans and craftspeople, but not all items for sale are of good quality.’
    • ‘The beauty of the natural world is thus represented as the handiwork of a skilled artisan, examples of which are found in all cultures.’
    • ‘The artisans of Cuttack are skilled in filigree work and make gold and silver jewelry.’
    • ‘Most goods were produced by artisans who lived and worked in the same building.’
    • ‘Tony Flinn is showing off a fork, the handle bent into an arch, the tines twisted and elongated, which he bought from a local artisan.’
    • ‘The wages in real terms for agricultural workers and artisans have fallen.’
    • ‘Many have joined in this effort to promote and widen marketing avenues for these artisans.’
    • ‘In the past, handicrafts were regarded as cheap souvenirs made by local artisans.’
    • ‘The craftsmen I hire are skilled artisans who stay with me from project to project.’
    • ‘As was probably the case with Cade's rebels, some artisans and craftsmen could now read and write.’
    • ‘The Jamaican Arawaks were skilled artisans who left their paintings on the walls of many island caves.’
    craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson, skilled worker, mechanic, technician, operative, maker, smith, wright, journeyman
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    1. 1.1as modifier (of food or drink) made in a traditional or non-mechanized way using high-quality ingredients.
      ‘Britain's artisan cheeses’
      ‘the growing appreciation of artisan foods’
      • ‘In hipster enclaves, we spent $10 on authentic artisan pickles or beef jerky.’
      • ‘The company primarily focuses on produce, but its offerings also include sustainably raised meat, eggs, artisan bread, and local dairy.’
      • ‘This artisan bread is freshly baked in front of customers throughout the day in open-flame stone-hearth ovens prominently located in each of the restaurants.’
      • ‘All of the ciders are traditionally fermented using the rack and cloth method and champagne yeasts, resulting in a selection of critically acclaimed artisan ciders.’
      • ‘Each Wednesday night, a group of 10 to 20 vendors offers fresh locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants, artisan baked goods, natural pork, beef and fish, and food-related products.’
      • ‘Specialities include a range of artisan cheeses, home-made fresh crab pates and ready-made meals, such as pheasant with pickled walnuts and Lancashire hotpot with oysters.’
      • ‘Now there are dozens of artisan and specialty wines to choose from.’
      • ‘Our weekends are typically filled with flea market food tastings, mimosa-soaked brunches, and intimate meals at creative Brooklyn hotspots serving things like fried kale, creamy risotto, and creatively flavored artisan ice cream.’
      • ‘The focus is on producing high quality artisan cheeses in an eco-friendly way.’
      • ‘A full selection of artisan beers and cheeses is another element that makes Trattoria really stand out.’
      • ‘Saturday morning greenmarkets nearby offer a venue for farmers to sell heirloom tomatoes, artisan goat cheeses, and baby vegetables.’
      • ‘Markets are offering a wider array than ever these days - of imported cheeses as well as top-quality artisan cheeses being produced in this country.’
      • ‘Today, they have stalls offering a selection of artisan food and drink at street markets in London - and at music festivals across the country.’
      • ‘At a lunch in a villa near Lucca, the chef gifted me a sack of artisan polenta.’
      • ‘At the Craft Marketplace, you can pick up handmade honey, artisan chocolates, gluten-free breads, fruity jams, and organic cheese.’
      • ‘Throughout Sunday evening, the street will play host to market stalls selling a fantastic range of local produce from handmade ice-cream and chocolate to cheeses and beautiful artisan food.’
      • ‘Panera's menu offers hearty $7 sandwiches made on artisan breads, as well as soups, salads and baked goods.’
      • ‘You can probably thank wine drinkers for the resurgence of handmade cocktails and artisan beer.’
      • ‘I learned to quilt and make artisan jams.’
      • ‘There are 200 artisan cheese producers in Canada (compared to 350 in the US).’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French, from Italian artigiano, based on Latin artitus, past participle of artire ‘instruct in the arts’, from ars, art- ‘art’.

Pronunciation

artisan

/ɑːtɪˈzan//ˈɑːtɪzan/