Definition of interpreter
1 : one that interprets: such asa : one who translates orally for parties conversing in different languagesb : one who explains or expounds
2a : a machine that prints on punch cards the symbols recorded in them by perforationsb : a computer program that executes each of a set of high-level instructions before going to the next instruction
Examples of interpreter in a Sentence
He has now learned English well enough that he can conduct interviews without an interpreter.
Monet is generally regarded as the foremost interpreter of pure impressionism.
Recent Examples of interpreter from the Web
HOW TO DOWNSIZE That route to ownership was one that court interpreter Ines Soto couldn’t say no to, downsizing from 1,900 square feet in south Orlando to about 300 in DeBary as of December 2015.
Park interpreters annually talk to anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 people a year about wolves.
Sarah Barnett of Greeley, Colo., was Harvey’s interpreter.
With the help of headphones and a tableful of interpreters, the meeting was translated in 10 different Asian languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Mongolian and Korean and Tagalog.
Give me heart-on-sleeve, rule-bending, idiosyncratically inclined Mahler interpreters any day.
Through an interpreter, the mayor and his team expressed their regret at the turn of events.
Carmen Lorefice, 42, of Miami Beach, told the judge, speaking through a Spanish interpreter.
Ms. Martinez, 37, a permanent resident, said in Spanish through an interpreter.
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First Known Use of interpreter
INTERPRETER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interpreter for English Language Learners
: a person who translates the words that someone is speaking into a different language
INTERPRETER Defined for Kids
Definition of interpreter for Students
: a person who turns spoken words of one language into a different language
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