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 Without a host, the Academy and the show’s producers have looked to spruce up the rest of the telecast with big performances and a slew of famous presenters. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "How to watch the Oscars, and what to watch for," 7 Feb. 2020 Several winners and presenters at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday addressed the fires. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Chris Hemsworth pledges $1 million to fight the bushfires devastating Australia," 7 Jan. 2020 Prohibition, known as both a restaurant/lounge and the presenter of burlesque and cabaret shows (in the former 1930s Isis Theater), will continue to present shows. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Ambitious new food hall projects slated for EaDo, Galleria and Midtown," 29 Dec. 2019 Below, find all the performers and presenters for the show, which will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Here Are All the Presenters & Performers at 2019 AMAs," 23 Nov. 2019 Everton forward Richarlison has taken Paul Merson out at the knees with a one-line put down, responding to criticism from the Sky Sports presenter of the transfer fee paid for the Brazilian., "Richarlison Takes Huge Shot at Paul Merson as Everton Star Defends His Price Tag & Marco Silva," 3 Nov. 2019 These have been disastrous weeks for American foreign policy, a popular presenter on Russia’s state television told viewers on Sunday night., "Russia pounces on US missteps in Syria," 15 Oct. 2019 The Maltz Performing Arts Center is both a host of other events and a presenter in its own right. Zachary Lewis,, "Don’t be bored! Cleveland teems with vocal, chamber, and orchestral music in 2019-20," 13 Sep. 2019 And the roster of performers and presenters at this year’s awards show is pretty major. Mekita Rivas,, "All The BET Awards Red Carpet Looks That Made Us Do A Double Take," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of presenter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Presenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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