American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One, especially a detective, who investigates.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who investigates or makes careful research.
- n. One who investigates.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who searches diligently into a subject.
- n. someone who investigates
- n. a police officer who investigates crimes
- n. a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
- Attested in the mid‐16th Century CE; from Latin investigator, from investigare. (Wiktionary)
“Okay, let me get this straight ... the State of Alaska personnel board investigator is saying Sarah Palin should make the State pay legal bills for fighting these frivolous ethics complaints instead of paying them from private donors?”
“An investigator is hired by the protective ex-husband of a Hollywood starlet (Evelyn Cordew) to retrieve her ghosts, although the investigator thinks he is only meant to stop the doctor from blackmailing the starlet.”
“Schantag has posted him under "phonies and wannabees" on the POW Network website, and a Department of Veterans Affairs investigator is now looking into his record.”
“Contrast that with a conversation where an investigator is trying to grill a hostile witness for information.”
“But the way she proves it, with a dryly humorous assist from Archie Panjabi as the firm's in-house investigator, is expertly done.”
“But the investigator is not the only one with a special request.”
“Environmental concerns become significant in Brunettis work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor.”
“Owen Maresh, another young investigator, is posting some exceedingly gnarly videos on his YouTube site.”
“Selleck sees a resemblance between the rebellious Massachusetts lawman and his best-known TV character, Thomas Magnum, the Hawaii-based private investigator from the long-running 1980s series Magnum P.I. "He's allowed to grow and change, like Magnum," Selleck says.”
“Research includes manufacturer-initiated clinical trials as well as research where the primary investigator is a member of the cochlear implant team.”
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