Definitions

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  • n. One who understands something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who understands, or knows by experience.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who understands or knows.

Etymologies

understand +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "I'm the worst (dancer, cook, understander of computers, fill in whatever you want) in the world."

    Earl Pomerantz: 'Winning'

  • And the son thinks that his mother has tried to make him her designated understander.

    Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

  • 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.

    Critics: 'Avatar' is anti-military & anti-religion

  • Old Campaigner, the wife and understander who refused to go with him to visit Ezra Pound.

    On Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007)

  • 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.

    War As an Aspect of Nature

  • 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.

    Give the world back

  • The Knight, being (perchance) a better understander, then a

    The Decameron

  • Beattie was not a great talker but she was a great understander.

    In the Wilderness

  • 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.

    The Bride of Dreams

  • 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.

    Paul Kelver, a Novel

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  • 1875 BROWNING Aristoph. Apol. 113 Strong understander of our common life, Staple sustainment of morality.

    April 12, 2008