- an artist who paints pictures
- a person whose work is covering surfaces, as walls, with paint
Origin of painterOld French peintour
Origin of painterLate Middle English paynter ; from Old French pentour, ultimately ; from Classical Latin pendere, to hang: see pend
Origin of painteraltered ; from panther
Origin of painterMiddle English peintour, probably from Old French pentoir, strong rope, from pendre, to hang, from Vulgar Latin *pendere, from Latin pend&emacron;re; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
nounChiefly Upper Southern US
Origin of painterAlteration of panther.
paint + -er, influenced by Middle French paintre.
- A surname.
painter - Computer Definition
A full-featured paint program for Macintosh and Windows from Corel. Part of Corel's illustration and design line of products, Painter is the most sophisticated paint program on the market with an array of tool palettes that is simply remarkable. It can simulate natural painting styles, such as oil, watercolor and charcoal, on almost every kind of paper texture. Painter's packaging used to be as unique as the product... a paint can! In 2000, Corel acquired Painter from MetaCreations Corporation, Carpenteria, CA (formerly Fractal Design Corporation).