presenter

noun pre·sent·er \ pri-ˈzen-tər \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of presenter

plural presenters
1 : one who presents something : a person who formally gives or bestows something (such as an award) or who brings something before the public
  • The presenter of the award for Best Actress was the actress who won the award last year.
  • … the show highlights the work of six florists from the Chicago area. The evening showcases each presenter's floral artistry, and includes innovative designs utilizing unusual flowers and greenery.
  • —Karen Kupsco
  • "Look at this—this is all the body there is," Sony's product presenter told a crowd at a PC expo here last week …
  • —Phred Dvorak
2 chiefly British
a : a television or radio broadcaster who delivers news or information to an audience
  • Paxman … was astonished to find he couldn't do his job as the main news presenter at the British Broadcasting Corporation without having to take part in grueling dress rehearsals for royal funerals.
  • —Christopher Hitchens
b : a television or radio host : emcee
  • … the only MTV programme I watch with admiration is Ray Cokes's show, in which the faux-naïve English presenter and his studio technicians work as a kind of youth club for the dispossessed …
  • —Simon Frith

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First Known Use of presenter

15th century


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