do·​er | \ ˈdü-ər How to pronounce doer (audio) \

Definition of doer

: one that takes an active part a thinker or a doer

Examples of doer in a Sentence

I'm more of a thinker than a doer.
Recent Examples on the Web These kinds of activities feel comfortable to someone who is a doer. Carl Gould, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 There’s no need to choose between being a dreamer and a doer. Gala Mukomolova,, 7 Sep. 2021 Whether for the benefit of your self-talk or interactions with others, energize yourself and your plans by being a doer, not just a thinker. Svetlana Whitener, Forbes, 15 June 2021 The researchers linked this to the pandemic lockdowns, which may have put survivors in proximity with their harm-doer for extended periods. Washington Post, 13 May 2021 Who’s the ultra-organized, list maker, task doer in your family? Pamela Wright,, 3 Mar. 2021 In training camp before the start of the season, Popovich implored Poeltl to occasionally think of himself as a scorer, and not just a screen-setter, rebounder and doer of dirty work. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Feb. 2021 Yes, the fast-talking, energetic Preston is a doer. cleveland, 9 Dec. 2020 In a world of people giving speeches, Andrew was a quiet doer, giving his all, every day, on behalf of the persecuted. Nr Symposium, National Review, 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of doer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Doer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of doer

: a person who actively does things instead of just thinking or talking about them


do·​er | \ ˈdü-ər How to pronounce doer (audio) \

Kids Definition of doer

: a person who tends to act rather than talk or think about things

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