from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures.
- transitive v. To make, finish, or repair (wooden structures).
- intransitive v. To work as a carpenter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person skilled at carpentry, the trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures.
- n. A senior rating in ships responsible for all the woodwork onboard; in the days of sail, a warrant officer responsible for the hull, masts, spars and boats of a ship, and whose responsibility was to sound the well to see if the ship was making water.
- n. A two-wheeled carriage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To do carpenters' work; practise carpentry.
- n. An artificer who works in timber; one who executes by hand the woodwork of houses, ships, or similar constructions. The occupations of carpenter and joiner are often combined. See joiner.
- n. An officer of a ship, whose duty it is to keep under supervision and maintain in order the frame of the ship and all the wooden fittings about her.
- n. a set of men employed under the carpenter. See 2.
- n. In entomology, same as Carpenterant or carpenter-bee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
- v. work as a carpenter
Getting a straight answer out of the carpenter is an exercise in futility.
After all, if my house is damaged, I call a carpenter whose craft is wood.
I called the carpenter, got up all the old chests, and with them and some spars we floated ourselves alongside, and only just in time.
I called the carpenter and asked him if he could do anything to make the boat more seaworthy.
Years passed and Occasion's money was coming to an end; so he called a carpenter and told him to cut up the fig-tree and make him a bottle out of it.
"Then," said I, turning to the boatswain, "when you call the carpenter to-morrow morning, at the end of the middle watch, please give me a call also; for, never yet having sighted the island, I should like to be on deck when it heaves into view, and get a good look at it."
There was no use lying there and pounding her till she sank; so I called the carpenter, got up all the old chests, and with them and some spars we floated ourselves alongside, and only just in time.
The Jews, I say, had no doubt who Jesus said that He was; that He meant them to understand, once and for all, that He whom they called the carpenter's son of Nazareth, was the
Otherwise, he could have hired or called a carpenter to repair his leaking roof, rather than attend to the problem by himself?
Jimmy Carter is better known as a carpenter than he is president.