from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who delivers an oration.
- n. An eloquent and skilled public speaker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who orates or delivers an oration.
- n. A skilled and eloquent public speaker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.
- n. In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.
- n. A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; a person who pronounces a discourse publicly on some special occasion; a pleader or lawyer.
- n. An eloquent public speaker; one who is skilled as a speaker; an eloquent man: as, he writes and reasons well, but is no orator.
- n. A spokesman; an advocate; a defender; one who defends by pleading; one who argues in favor of a person or a cause.
- n. In law, the plaintiff or petitioner in a bill or information in chancery.
- n. An orationer; a petitioner; one who offers a prayer or petition.
- n. An officer of English universities: see the quotation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who delivers a speech or oration
From Latin orator. (Wiktionary)