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Meaning of ORATOR

Pronunciation:  'orutur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who delivers a speech or oration

ORATOR is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker
 See Also: Burke, Cicero, demagog, demagogue, Demosthenes, Edmund Burke, elocutionist, eulogist, haranguer, Henry, Isocrates, Marcus Tullius Cicero, panegyrist, Patrick Henry, rabble-rouser, speaker, spellbinder, talker, tub-thumper, Tully, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Or"a*tor\, n. [L., fr. orare to speak, utter. See
1. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially,
   one distinguished for his skill and power as a public
   speaker; one who is eloquent.

         I am no orator, as Brutus is.         --Shak.

         Some orator renowned In Athens or free Rome.

2. (Law)
   (a) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a
   (b) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.

3. (Eng. Universities) 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}.