a person who is skillful or clever in devising ways of making things; inventor.
a skillful or artistic worker; craftsperson.
But the secret of these rose windows is unknown to the Tuscan artificer.
The Well of Saint Clare Anatole France
To what artificer, is not Picture, a great pleasure and Commoditie?
The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara John Dee
Art marked by individual spontaneity, emanating from the ego of the artificer, refuses to be levelled down into a class.
The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton Mrs. Russell Barrington
The labours of the husbandman and the artificer she has forborne.
Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber James Aitken Wylie
The principal parts of the instruments fabricated by this artificer, are the barrel, the stock, and the lock.
Popular Technology; Volume 2 Edward Hazen
You thought the artificer had designed him for a priest of the church.
The Sleuth of St. James’s Square Melville Davisson Post
The artificer who undertakes the work of parting the metals, distributes the operation into two shifts of two days.
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
Accordingly the artificer will draw to itself as much blood as it needs.
On the Natural Faculties Galen
A little later an artificer came and secured the door, and once more Seton was a close prisoner.
The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge Percy F. Westerman
First the Matter thereof, and the artificer; both which is Man.
Leviathan Thomas Hobbes
a skilled craftsman
a clever or inventive designer
a serviceman trained in mechanics
late 14c., “one who makes by art or skill,” agent noun from artifice. Military sense dates from 1758.
a person engaged in any kind of manual occupation (Gen. 4:22; Isa. 3:3).
- Artificial aids
Manège. (def 6b). Historical Examples All artificial aids to beauty should be sparingly used, and have no place whatever upon the toilet table of the young girl. Social Life Maud C. Cooke Hence, the universal craving for artificial aids to digestion. Smoking and Drinking James Parton Brief information as to all artificial aids to navigation […]
- Artificial aid
Manège. (def 6b). Historical Examples Having “influence” to help them, they usually rely on this artificial aid—seldom upon themselves. The Young Man and the World Albert J. Beveridge An artificial aid to conversation and the repetition of threadbare stories, generally off-color. The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard Then I can fill my cup without any artificial […]
- Artificial ankylosis
. permanent surgical immobilization of a joint. artificial ankylosis ar·ti·fi·cial ankylosis (är’tə-fĭsh’əl) n. See arthrodesis. arthrodesis ar·throd·e·sis (är-thrŏd’ĭ-sĭs, är’thrə-dē’sĭs) n. The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion. Also called artificial ankylosis, syndesis.
- Artificial blood
a chemical emulsion, capable of carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide, for temporary use as a blood substitute in medical emergencies or when a patient objects to blood transfusions on religious grounds.