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 Afterward, they would be flown off to his planet to help fight off evil-doers, says Appling. Greg Burnett,, "Local writer self-publishes his first all-black superhero comic book," 21 July 2019 Thinkers, makers and doers of Burning Man will share their stories of creating a more resilient world. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "10 awesome Burning Man things to do on Day 3, Aug. 27," 5 Aug. 2019 Sue was a doer who never let grass grow under her feet, and to her dying days, worked in her yard, her garden, and her orchid greenhouse., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/28," 28 July 2019 There's so many cool things that are happening right now in our state with young thinkers, doers, change makers. Anchorage Daily News, "Podcaster brings millennial Native voices to airwaves," 28 July 2019 Wrobel went from wonderer to doer, presenting a scale model of a light green, angled pavilion with half its base lifted off the ground, while also giving a stop-motion animation demonstration of her project. Andrew J. Campa, Burbank Leader, "Woodbury Architecture offers high school students, including a Burroughs’ trio, a taste of the profession," 26 July 2019 Duties needing doers include bounce house/inflatable attendants, games monitors, 50/50 raffle salespeople, donation collectors, logistics people, set-up and break-down helpers, and assistants for the Push, Pull, Pedal Patriotic Parade. Steve Smith,, "July In The Sky Seeks Helpers," 6 June 2019 The app features Quartz Pros, some top thinkers and doers in business who have committed to sharing their takes on the news regularly. Quartz, "Meet the new Quartz Pros: Ghislaine Boddington, Scott Carpenter, Shaun Stewart, Donna Wells," 5 June 2019 Choose your favorite evil-doer and collect all her products or snag the entire collection for $249. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "ColourPop's New Disney Villains Makeup Collection Is the Badass Collab You've Been Waiting For," 20 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of doer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2019

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The first known use of doer was in the 14th century

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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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not being in agreement or harmony

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