Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which distinguishes, or separates one thing from another by indicating or observing differences.
- n. One who, or that which, distinguishes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, distinguishes or separates one thing from another by marks of diversity.
- n. One who discerns accurately the difference of things; a nice or judicious observer.
- distinguish + -er (Wiktionary)
“Its primary distinguisher from O. microlepidotus and O. scutellatus, its sister species taipans, is via one primary temporal scales (vs. two) and six lower labials (vs. seven).”
“More importantly, this authenticity aesthetic is an important distinguisher between the explicatory genre work and mere symbolic formulation.”
“The useage pattern is a class distinguisher, although I have encountered lawyers and judges who use “garnishee” as averb.”
““Idle distinguisher that thou art!” said the Abbot Eustace, interrupting him; “what signifies the pretext under which thou dost despoil the house of God? and why at this present emergence will thou insult the master of it by thy ill-omened presence?””
“One can, however, doubt that it is either a necessary or sufficient distinguisher of Daoism.”
“You are a nice distinguisher, Harriet; you always were But here you tell your grandmamma, that you had rather I should have Mr. Fowler than Mr. Greville”
“The Qurán is also known as the Furqán, the distinguisher; the”
“This is a guide for men, a distinguisher between right and wrong.”
“And then we pass into "reverie," and live a few minutes of "dream-life," recalling to mind the maxims and sayings which were uttered in our presence; and the many bright exemplars placed before his pupils, and the kindly greetings which were showered all about — for he was no distinguisher of persons so long as honor of feeling and uprightness of motive abounded in his presence.”
“He is the poet or maker of words, as in civilised ages the dialectician is the definer or distinguisher of them.”
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