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US /ˈpeɪn.t̬ɚ/ 
UK /ˈpeɪn.tər/ 

someone who paints pictures SYN artist

painter - نقاش
Persian equivalent: 



Gerry’s ambition was to become a portrait painter.

آرزوی گری این بود که یک نقاش پرتره بشه.

the Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer

نقاش هلندی ژوهانس ورمیر

Oxford Essential Dictionary



1 a person whose job is to paint things like walls or houses

2 a person who paints pictures same meaning artist:
Picasso was a famous painter.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


painter /ˈpeɪntə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[Word Family: noun: ↑paint, ↑painter, ↑painting, repaint; verb: ↑paint, repaint; adjective: ↑painterly]
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: ⇨ ↑paint2]

1. someone who paints pictures SYN artist:
Gerry’s ambition was to become a portrait painter.
2. someone whose job is painting houses or other buildings
painter and decorator British English
• • •
artist someone who produces art, especially paintings or drawings: an exhibition of paintings by 50 contemporary artists | a wildlife artist who specializes in drawing birds
painter someone who paints pictures: the Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer | Sisley was principally a landscape painter.
photographer someone who takes photographs, as an art or as a job: Cartier-Bresson was one of the greatest photographers of all time. | a fashion photographer
potter someone who makes pots or other objects from clay: In Spain, local potters produce ceramics with beautiful brightly-coloured designs.
sculptor someone who makes ↑sculptures (=a work of art that is made from stone, metal, or wood): The museum has several pieces by the great English sculptor, Sir Henry Moore.
performance artist someone who uses acting, dance and other actions to create art that expresses an idea: a one-man show by the French performance artist, Orlan

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



paint·er [painter painters]   [ˈpeɪntə(r)]    [ˈpeɪntər]  noun
1. a person whose job is painting buildings, walls, etc

He works as a painter and decorator.

2. an artist who paints pictures
a famous painter

a portrait/landscape painter

3. a rope fastened to the front of a boat, used for tying it to a post, ship, etc. 
Word Origin:
senses 1 to 2 Middle English Anglo-Norman French peintour Latin pictor pingere ‘to paint’
sense 3 Middle English Old French pentoir ‘something from which to hang things’
Example Bank:
He now works as a painter and decorator.
Rudolf II's court painter
an exhibition of works by contemporary painters
some of the great painters of the last century
the Dutch master painter Jan Vermeer
Chardin was a gifted still-life painter.

Pablo Picasso, the famous cubist painter, was born in Malaga.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

painter /ˈpeɪn.təʳ/ US /-ţɚ/
noun [C]
1 someone who paints pictures

2 someone whose job is to paint surfaces, such as walls and doors

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary


 1) N-COUNT A painter is an artist who paints pictures.
 2) N-COUNT A painter is someone who paints walls, doors, and some other parts of buildings as their job.


  1. Do you paint? Does anybody in your family paint? Have you ever been interested in painting?
  2. Did you paint for your art courses at school? Were you good at painting? Do you think it's an important subject at school?
  3. Do you think painting well is a talent or it can be learnt?
  4. Who's your favorite painter? What style of painting do you like(realism, cubism, …)
  5. Do you prefer painting of landscapes, portraits,…?
  6. How many paintings have you got at your home? Can you describe them?
  7. What do you think of modern paintings?
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