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.

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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 Additionally, the cult classic prominently featured Buffy’s best friend, a powerful witch named Willow, who was the lynchpin in almost every one of Buffy’s plans to best evil-doers. Kelsea Stahler, Teen Vogue, "The Resurgence of Witches in Pop Culture Like Sabrina, AHS "Coven," and "Charmed" Reflects Women in the Real World," 14 Nov. 2018 Mediation is also a place for perpetrators, or harm-doers, to react. Kim Tran, Teen Vogue, "Transformative Justice, Explained," 15 Nov. 2018 Bianca Laureano teaches a private online class on how to facilitate accountability sessions and has been on all sides of TJ processes, as a harm-doer and person harmed. Kim Tran, Teen Vogue, "Transformative Justice, Explained," 15 Nov. 2018 This may be a fair description of the life of the average doer. Shuja Haider, The New Republic, "Silicon Valley’s Rigged Game of Life," 3 May 2018 The Wall Street Journal’s The Future Of Everything Festival kicks off in New York City this morning, where top doers and thinkers from the worlds of design, fashion, artificial intelligence and more will discuss the changes transforming our world. Lara O’reilly, WSJ, "CMO Today: Comcast-Fox Bid Latest; H&M’s Algorithm Push; Adidas Pauses Facebook Video Ads," 8 May 2018 The Democrats are in perpetual teardown resistance mode, Trump should be perceived as a doer. Fox News, "Hogan Gidley on Macron's 'special relationship' with Trump," 25 Apr. 2018 He was fed up with the intellectual thinkers, not actual doers, and wanted to live more of an easygoing life. Myrna Petlicki,, "Skokie group presents 'California Suite'," 12 June 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of doer

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


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Kids Definition of doer

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

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