artiste

artiste (n.) 1819 in English, from 1804 as a French word, from Fr. artiste; a reborrowing of ARTIST (Cf. artist), at first in a foreign context, later used to fill the gap after the sense of artist had become limited toward the visual arts and especially painting.
Artiste: an admirable word (albeit somewhat Frenchified) of late applied, with nice discrimination, to every species of exhibitor, from a rope-dancer down to a mere painter or sculptor. On looking into little Entick (my great authority in these matters), I find we have already the word artist; but with stupid English perversity, we have hitherto used that in a much more restricted sense than its newly-imported rival, which it is becoming the excellent fashion to adopt. ["Paul Pry's Journal of a Residence at Little-Pedlington," Philadelphia, 1836]

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  • artiste — [ artist ] n. et adj. • 1395; lat. médiév. et it. artista, du lat. ars → art I ♦ N. 1 ♦ Vx Personne qui pratiquait un métier, une technique difficile. ⇒ art (I, 4o). Mod. et iron. Un artiste capillaire : un grand coiffeur. Un artiste culinaire :… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • artiste — ARTISTE. s. m. Celui qui travaille dans un art où le génie et la main doivent concourir, qui cultive les Arts libéraux. Un Peintre, un Architecte sont des artistes. Il se disoit autrefois plus particulièrement De ceux qui font les opérations… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • artiste — Artiste. adj. de tout genre, Industrieux, qui travaille selon l Art. Cela part d une main artiste. Il est aussi substantif, & signifie celuy qui travaille dans un Art. Il se dit particulierement de ceux qui font les operations chimiques. Il faut… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Artiste — (La Nucía,Испания) Категория отеля: Адрес: Miramar 96, 03590 La Nucía, Испания …   Каталог отелей

  • artiste — rhyming with feast and meaning ‘a professional performer, especially a singer or dancer’, is a separate borrowing from French and not a feminine form of artist, which has the distinct meaning of someone who works in one of the fine arts. Artiste …   Modern English usage

  • Artiste — Ar*tiste , n. [F. See {Artist}.] One peculiarly dexterous and tasteful in almost any employment, as an opera dancer, a hairdresser, a cook. [1913 Webster] Note: This term should not be confounded with the English word artist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artiste — artist, virtuoso, adept, *expert, wizard …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • artiste — ► NOUN ▪ a professional entertainer, especially a singer or dancer. ORIGIN French, artist …   English terms dictionary

  • artiste — [är tēst′] n. [Fr, ARTIST] 1. ARTIST (sense 3) 2. a person very skilled in a particular occupation: often humorous or facetious …   English World dictionary

  • Artiste — Un artiste est un individu faisant (une) œuvre, cultivant ou maîtrisant un art, un savoir, une technique, et dont on remarque entre autres la créativité, la poésie, l originalité de sa production, de ses actes, de ses gestes. Ses œuvres sont… …   Wikipédia en Français

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