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

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And throughout, presenters referenced Apple’s zealous protection of our privacy. ... Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Apple Pitches Values Along With Credit Card, News and TV Plus—but Will People Buy It?," 26 Mar. 2019 With the HoloLens 2, all ten fingers are tracked, letting a presenter play a virtual piano. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent," 24 Feb. 2019 Four presenters have four minutes each to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Lawyers retrofit trailer to take free legal advice on the road," 29 June 2018 According to the presenter’s Instagram post, the Columbia grad gave words of encouragement and inspired students to not allow their present necessarily define their future. Niki Mcgloster,, "The Quick Read: Issa Rae Wears Belt With N-Word And Roasts Kanye West At CFDA Awards," 5 June 2018 Fundacion Banco Popular, presenter of Berklee in Puerto Rico, provided the use of the Plazoleta del Banco Popular in Hato Rey in San Juan. Justino Aguila, Billboard, "Berklee College of Music Provides Puerto Rican Musicians $1.5 Million in Scholarships," 21 June 2018 Council did agree to allocate up to $75,000 to retrofit the council chambers with cameras to livestream meetings and to better display visual aids used by presenters at council meetings. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Hiring economic development director is tops on University Heights Mayor Brennan's 'wish list'," 7 Mar. 2018 Mexican actors Eugenio Derbez and Eiza González served as presenters at the Oscars. Sonia Osorio, miamiherald, "Hispanic presence at the Oscars spurs pride and calls to action | Miami Herald," 5 Mar. 2018 The prankster is thought to be Stefano Corti, co-presenter of Italia 1 show Le Iene and perpetrator of the previous joke pulled on Mourinho., "Antonio Conte Given Prank 'Gift From Jose Mourinho' During Chelsea Press Conference," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of presenter

15th century , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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