communicator

play
noun com·mu·ni·cat·or \ kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tər \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of communicator

:one that communicates something
  • Nor was Stroheim alone during the twenties in exploring the possibilities of the camera as communicator rather than manipulator.
  • —James Monaco
; especially :a person who conveys information or knowledge to others
  • A true leader needs to be a good communicator.
  • Bluetooth is named for a 10th-century Danish king, Harald Bluetooth, a great communicator who united warring factions.
  • —Jessie Milligan
  • She tells me I'm a poor communicator, that I give out ambivalent signals.
  • —Blake Morrison
  • A patient representative is a listener, a communicator, and a catalyst for change from within the system.
  • —Barbara M. Swanson

Recent Examples of communicator from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'communicator.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of communicator

1550


Learn More about communicator


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!