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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Award presenters and recipients remarked that now more than ever is the time to stand up in support of equality and representation of women and minority groups on the big screen. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Gal Gadot, and More Honored at the National Board of Review Gala," 10 Jan. 2018 That attitude has helped the former TV presenter and BBC Radio 1 DJ during her last 10 years working in media, where she's sought to be an advocate for body positivity. NBC News, "Actress Jameela Jamil wants to use her platform to change the discussion around body image," 4 May 2018 Both ballrooms held several dozen display tables and every presenter offered the usual candy, cookies, pens, koozies and brochures. Rob Weinberg, Pomerado News, "Must trade shows be boring?," 12 July 2018 His account of India’s cut-throat network-TV industry, through the eyes of a star presenter, is thrilling. The Economist, "The tycoons who are powering India’s rise," 5 July 2018 Robertson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from presenters Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the NBA Awards on Monday night. Beth Harris,, "Oscar Robertson wonders: 'Where are the white athletes?'," 26 June 2018 Padma Lakshmi, Sara Ramirez, Logan Browning and the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 finalists are among the presenters. Joseph Longo,, "VH1 Trailblazer Honors: Julia Roberts, Connie Britton, Angela Bassett and more praise Ryan Murphy," 27 June 2018 Intel said the presenter accidentally forgot to mention that the system was boosted above its normal speed, or overclocked. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How Intel May Have Mislead Video Gamers With a New Chip Demonstration," 8 June 2018 Club ambassador Marcos Senna informed the radio presenter that Villarreal have offered Cazorla a chance to prove his fitness in their pre-season training camp., "Report: Santi Cazorla Set to Leave Arsenal and Rejoin Villarreal," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of presenter

15th century , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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