Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

arbitrator

play
noun ar·bi·tra·tor \ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər\

Simple Definition of arbitrator

  • : a person who is chosen to settle a disagreement between people or groups

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arbitrator

  1. :  one that arbitrates :  arbiter

Examples of arbitrator in a sentence

  1. Both sides agreed to accept a decision by an impartial arbitrator.

  2. <the couple finally agreed to let the salesclerk be the final arbitrator and tell them which shirt looked best>



15th Century

First Known Use of arbitrator

15th century

Rhymes with arbitrator

abdicator, abnegator, activator, actuator, adulator, advocator, agitator, alligator, allocator, animator, annotator, applicator, aspirator, aviator, brachiator, buccinator, calculator, calibrator, captivator, carburetor, castigator, circulator, commentator, commutator, compensator, compurgator, concentrator, confiscator, congregator, consecrator, consummator, contemplator, corporator, correlator, cultivator, decorator, defalcator, delegator, demonstrator, denigrator, depredator, desecrater, designator, detonator, deviator, dissipater, dominator, dura mater, educator, elevator, emulator, escalator, estimator, excavator, explicator, expurgator, extirpator, fabricator, fascinator, figure skater, flocculator, formulator, fornicator, fractionator, fumigator, generator, gladiator, hesitater, hibernator, imitator, immolator, impregnator, incubator, indicator, infiltrator, in-line skater, innovator, inhalator, inspirator, instigator, insulator, integrator, lacrimator, liberator, liquidator, literator, lubricator, macerator, masticator, mediator, mitigator, moderator, modulator, motivator, mutilator, navigator, nomenclator, nominator, numerator, obturator, operator, orchestrator, oscillator, peculator, percolator, perforator, perpetrator, pia mater, pollinator, postulator, procreator, procurator, promulgator, propagator, punctuator, radiator, re-creator, remonstrator, renovator, resonator, respirator, revelator, roller skater, rubricator, rusticator, salivator, second-rater, selling-plater, separator, simulator, stimulator, subjugator, Sunset Crater, syncopator, syndicator, tabulator, terminator, vaccinator, vacillator, valuator, venerator, ventilator, vindicator, violator, vitiator


ARBITRATOR Defined for Kids

arbitrator

play
noun ar·bi·tra·tor \ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər\

Definition of arbitrator for Students

  1. :  a person chosen to settle differences in a disagreement




Law Dictionary

arbitrator

play
noun ar·bi·tra·tor \ˈär-bə-ˌtrā-tər\

Legal Definition of arbitrator

  1. :  an impartial person or group that is given the power by disputing parties to resolve their dispute — compare mediator





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up arbitrator? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt angry maudlin oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ