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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 car·pen·ter /ˈkɑrpəntɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car·pen·ter n.  An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.
 Syn: -- Carpenter, Joiner.
 Usage: The carpenter frames and puts together roofs, partitions, floors, and other structural parts of a building. The joiner supplies stairs, doors shutters, mantelpieces, cupboards, and other parts necessary to finishing the building. In America the two trades are commonly united.
 Carpenter ant Zool., any species of ant which gnaws galleries in the wood of trees and constructs its nests therein. They usually select dead or somewhat decayed wood. The common large American species is Formica Pennsylvanica.
 Carpenter bee Zool., a large hymenopterous insect of the genus Xylocopa; -- so called because it constructs its nest by gnawing long galleries in sound timber. The common American species is Xylocopa Virginica.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
      v : work as a carpenter

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    an artificer in stone, iron, and copper, as well as in wood (2
    Sam. 5:11; 1 Chr. 14:1; Mark 6:3). The tools used by carpenters
    are mentioned in 1 Sam. 13:19, 20; Judg. 4:21; Isa. 10:15;
    44:13. It was said of our Lord, "Is not this the carpenter's
    son?" (Matt. 13:55); also, "Is not this the carpenter?" (Mark
    6:3). Every Jew, even the rabbis, learned some handicraft: Paul
    was a tentmaker. "In the cities the carpenters would be Greeks,
    and skilled workmen; the carpenter of a provincial village could
    only have held a very humble position, and secured a very
    moderate competence."