from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who assigns names, as in scientific classification.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An assistant who specializes in providing timely and spatially relevant reminders of the names of persons and other socially important information.
- n. One who assigns or constructs names for persons or objects or classes thereof, as in a scientific classification system.
- n. A document containing such name assignments.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who calls persons or things by their names.
- n. One who gives names to things, or who settles and adjusts the nomenclature of any art or science; also, a list or vocabulary of technical names.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who calls things or persons by their names.
- n. One who or that which gives names, or applies individual or technical names.
- n. A list of names arranged alphabetically or in some other system; a glossary; a vocabulary; especially, a list of scientific names so arranged.
Latin nōmenclātor, a slave who accompanied his master to tell him the names of people he met, variant of nōmenculātor : nōmen, name; see nŏ̄-men- in Indo-European roots + calātor, servant, crier (from calāre, to call; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin nōmenclātor ("slave who told master names of persons master met"), from nōmen ("name") + calō ("call together"). (Wiktionary)