Definitions

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  • n. Someone or something that supplants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who supplants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who supplants or displaces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another

Etymologies

to supplant + -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That the barbed shaft might sink deep and rankle from Andrea's belief that her supplanter was a girl of her tribe, but principally because, just then, she went down under the ruins of her own _olla_.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • But the supplanter was the upstart (as Henchard called him) who had mounted into prominence upon his shoulders, and he could bring himself to show no mercy.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • And Esau said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob — that is, a supplanter — for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright, and behold now he hath taken away my blessing.”

    Ancient States and Empires

  • There is always a 'supplanter' -- when the time is ripe. "

    The Testing of Diana Mallory

  • And when Major, in 1530, republished his Commentary, he not only omitted from it his Disputations against Papal absolutism, but dedicated it to Archbishop James Beaton as the 'supplanter' and

    John Knox

  • (Ge 25: 22-26), whence he took his name, Jacob, meaning "supplanter"; and again, by his strength, prevailed in wrestling with God for a blessing (Ge 32: 24-29); whereas ye disregard My promises, putting your confidence in idols and foreign alliances.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • -- means "supplanter", and refers to a well-known circumstance of his birth (Gen., xxv, 25).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • "supplanter," and though he was on the right side, as no one who knew him well would deny or even doubt, yet if one had wished to tell his character in two words, it would not have been as "a soldier of God" that one would have described him.

    Allison Bain, or, By a Way she knew not

  • Why, the BBC Trust, more systemically censorious supplanter of the old board of governors – which nevertheless retains the right to criticise or even fire the man they hired.

    Big Brother may be off-air but he has got his beady eyes on BBC trustees

  • Jacqueline French supplanter, substitute; little Jacqui.

    15,000 Baby Names

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  • James comes from Jacob, who in the Bible (Genesis, ch. 27) supplanted his older twin brother Esau (it's a great story!).

    April 1, 2009

  • According to the Is This Your Name? website, my forename (technically my middle name) means supplanter, and has it's origin in Hebrew.


    April 1, 2009