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Meaning of orator by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈɒ.ɹə.tə( ɹ )/, X-SAMPA: /"Q.r@.t@( r )/
    • ( US ) enPR: ôr'ə-tər


    orator ( plural: orators )

    1. Someone who orates or delivers an oration .
    2. A skilled and eloquent public speaker .

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Explanation of orator by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a person who delivers a speech or oration

    Definition of orator by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Orator n. [L., fr. orare to speak, utter. See Oration.]
      1. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.

      I am no orator, as Brutus is. Shak.

      Some orator renowned

      In Athens or free Rome. Milton.

      2. ( Law ) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner. A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery. Burrill.

      3. ( Eng. Universities ) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator.