pre·​sent·​er | \ pri-ˈzen-tər \
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

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At the 2018 event, Meghan's co-presenter seemed to misplace his papers, making for an awkward moment onstage. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Opted for a Givenchy Blouse and Skirt at the Endeavour Fund Awards," 7 Feb. 2019 It's been a busy month for Gaga, who is both a presenter and a nominee tonight. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Dyed Her Hair Blue for the Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 Foster and nominal comedian Jim Belushi were co-presenters of the Vezina Trophy, which honors the league’s top goalie. Joe Knowles,, "Accountant-turned-Blackhawks emergency goalie Scott Foster returns at NHL awards show," 21 June 2018 Event co-presenter Facing Change: Documenting Detroit is a community photojournalism initiative creating a documentary record of Detroit by Detroit-area photographers. 11 a.m. Sun., April 15, Ant Hall, Hamtramck. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Build your movie-making skills, knowledge at free Freep Film Festival events," 5 Apr. 2018 Call co-presenter Geauga County OSU Extension at 440-834-4656., "How sweet is thy weekend, Valentine? Let me count three ways (photos)," 7 Feb. 2018 All screenings and lectures take place at the Prytania Theatre, a co-presenter of the festival with the Film Society. Mike Scott,, "New Orleans French Film Festival lineup unveiled," 30 Jan. 2018 Co-presenter Andy Serkis also mispronounced the film’s title. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, "Oscars: 'Three Billboards,' Daniel Kaluuya Names Flubbed During Nominations Announcement," 23 Jan. 2018 And when co-presenter Olivia Munn asked why, the actress had a great answer. Ale Russian,, "Niecy Nash Asks Olivia Munn if She Can Call Out Sterling K. Brown as Winner 'Cause He's Black'," 21 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of presenter

15th century , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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