Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who understands or knows.
- n. One who understands something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare One who understands, or knows by experience.
- understand + -er (Wiktionary)
“I'm the worst (dancer, cook, understander of computers, fill in whatever you want) in the world.”
“And the son thinks that his mother has tried to make him her designated understander.”
“Look out gang, an understander has made some noise...an understander has pointed out our unspoken agenda...take, rape, pillage, control, destroy or a variation thereof.”
“Old Campaigner, the wife and understander who refused to go with him to visit Ezra Pound.”
“John Berryman, the poet who jumped off the Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis and drown himself when alcohol no longer worked, was an understander of Stephen Crane.”
“The world as such is meant to be known by beings like us and it invites man to fulfill his role as a systematic understander of the world.”
“The Knight, being (perchance) a better understander, then a”
“Beattie was not a great talker but she was a great understander.”
“Everyone desires these, not considering that for a distinct communication two factors are always required - namely, a good communicator and a good understander; just as air and fuel are required to start a flame.”
“A fifth could only be content with a true friend, a comrade wise and witty, a sharer and understander of all joys and thoughts and feelings.”
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