limner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n limner a painter or drawer of portraits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Limner lĭm"nẽr A painter; an artist
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n limner One who limns; an artist or delineator; more especially, one who paints portraits or miniatures.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Limner one who limns or paints on paper or parchment: a portrait-painter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. enlumineur, LL. illuminator,. See Limn, and cf. Alluminor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Contr. of O. Fr. enluminer—L. illumināre.

Usage

In literature:

A background of lush scenery enhanced the forceful technique of the limner.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
All other limners made him merely grotesque, but Milton made him awful.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
Having, therefore, engaged the limner, for what could I do?
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
It may be observed here our middy had improved greatly in the matter of costume since his appointment to the rank of limner to Ben-Ahmed.
"The Middy and the Moors" by R.M. Ballantyne
Illustrated in Twenty-Four Engravings by LUKE LIMNER, with descriptive letter-press.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
All other limners made him merely grotesque, but Milton made him awful.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
In 1830 Wilkie succeeded Sir Thomas Lawrence as painter to the king, as he had been limner to the King of Scotland since 1822.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
The limner's art is still almost a novelty here; and many persons of rank solicited permission to witness the operation.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
To paint such a vision The limner need call on the aid of the Poppy.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 20, 1893" by Various
The brush was dipped in the limner's heart and wrought passing well.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
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In poetry:

Ye limners of the ancient saint!
To-day another virgin paint;
Where with the lily once she stood
Show now the new beatitude.
"Cedar Mountain" by Annie Adams Fields