pre·​sent·​er | \ pri-ˈzen-tər How to pronounce presenter (audio) \
plural presenters

Definition of presenter

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

Examples of presenter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If its February calendar were a stage, the region’s premiere dance presenter would be leaping all over it. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "DanceCleveland’s February calendar includes Ronald K. Brown livestream, plus ‘Untold Secrets of the Heart Chamber’ dance film," 12 Feb. 2021 Here, the show’s presenter, Nick Uhas, a YouTube science content maker, and its resident evaluator and host, Katherine Gray, a glass artist and art professor, discuss the unlikely success of Blown Away. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This Glassblowing Reality Competition Is the Design Show You Should Be Watching," 22 Jan. 2021 In addition to working as a TV and radio presenter, Maiwand was also an activist who advocated for the rights of Afghan women and children. Fox News, "TV journalist shot dead in Afghanistan after gunmen attack her vehicle," 11 Dec. 2020 The Weakest Link was only one chapter of Anne's career as a TV presenter. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Where 'The Weakest Link' Original Host Anne Robinson Is Now and Why She Left the Show," 6 Oct. 2020 At last night’s 72nd Emmy Awards, Cynthia Erivo was one of the few actors chosen to participate as a live presenter at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, "How Cynthia Erivo Got Ready for 2020’s Unusual Emmy Awards," 21 Sep. 2020 Weeks prior to opening, a presenter booked the other side of the Del Mar Fairgrounds: Tower of Power on our opening night and a Beach Boys double-header on our closing night. Nancy Laturno Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Looking back at 2020 in the arts: Nancy Laturno: ‘We can do the impossible’," 27 Dec. 2020 Comedian and television presenter London Hughes revisits her past in this special filled with unfiltered tales and wild stories. Washington Post, "What to watch on Tuesday: ‘City Hall’ on PBS," 22 Dec. 2020 The presenter can type or mark on the images to draw attention to whatever helps make this presentation make sense. Eric Ravenscraft, Wired, "The 7th Jackbox Party Pack Is the First Perfect Pack," 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of presenter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Feb 2021

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“Presenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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