from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who practices a craft with great skill.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A male artisan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One skilled in some trade or manual occupation; an artificer; a mechanic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a craft; an artificer; a mechanic; one skilled in a manual occupation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a creator of great skill in the manual arts
- n. a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
- n. a professional whose work is consistently of high quality
A craftsman is typically his own worst critic, that is the way it should be.
Kitchen work at that time was considered menial labour; perhaps if a cook became skilled enough he might be called a craftsman, but he would never be valued for his contribution in the same way as a lawyer or an architect is.
If you know that, and contract a goblin craftsman, you should probably expect to abide by that concept.
Now, the woods are gone; the craftsman is gone, and when a farmer today is face to face with the problem of building a new house, that house will cost him as much as if it were built in the town.
Indeed, it’s intellectual property where the cachet of a craftsman is probably gaining in currency.
No Baghdad-trained IED craftsman is going to show up in LA or DC, but I’m not so sure about Paris or Warsaw.
The resonant phrases, no doubt coined by Downing Street's resonant phrase craftsman, continued to roll out.
"The art of the craftsman is a bond between the peoples of the world," declared Florence Dibell Bartlett, founder Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art.
The poet is a word craftsman, a master of language.
The life of a craftsman is a constant daily fulfilment of the final ideal of the man who spends all his time and strength in acquiring wealth so that some time (and he may never live to see the day) he may be able to control his time and to use it as pleases him.