Meaning of “painter” in the English Dictionary

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"painter" in British English

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painternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpeɪn.tər/ us /ˈpeɪn.t̬ɚ/

A2 someone who paints pictures

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


  • J.M.W. Turner is one of Britain's best-known landscape painters.
  • a portrait painter
  • a firm of painters and decorators
  • an Impressionist painter
  • How do you make a living as a painter?

(Definition of “painter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"painter" in American English

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painternoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeɪn·tər/

an artist who uses paint to create pictures, or a worker whose job is to cover parts of buildings with paint

(Definition of “painter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)