noun in·ter·pret·er \in-ˈtər-prə-tər, -pə-\

: a person who translates the words that someone is speaking into a different language

Full Definition of INTERPRETER

:  one that interprets: as
a :  one who translates orally for parties conversing in different languages
b :  one who explains or expounds
a :  a machine that prints on punch cards the symbols recorded in them by perforations
b :  a computer program that executes each of a set of high-level instructions before going to the next instruction


  1. He has now learned English well enough that he can conduct interviews without an interpreter.
  2. <Monet is generally regarded as the foremost interpreter of pure impressionism.>

First Known Use of INTERPRETER

14th century
INTERPRETER Defined for Kids


noun in·ter·pret·er \in-ˈtər-prə-tər\

Definition of INTERPRETER for Kids

:  a person who turns spoken words of one language into a different language


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