pre·​sent·​er pri-ˈzen-tər How to pronounce presenter (audio)
plural presenters
: 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
chiefly British
: 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
: 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 Other presenters included Emerald Fennell, Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Finneas O’Connell and Ariana Greenblatt. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 Since then, Nightline co-anchor Juju Chang and World News Tonight’s Linsey Davis have filled in for the TV presenter alongside co-anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 9 Nov. 2023 The third presenter, Dorothea Bongiovi, presented her soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Millie Bobby Brown, with her WOTY award, listing the actor's many accomplishments at a young age and describing her as wickedly fun. Concetta Ciarlo, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 Other performers and presenters at the ceremony included Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood, Brandi Carlile, LL Cool J, Miguel, Ice-T, New Edition, and Stevie Nicks. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 The full lineup of performers, presenters, and inductees set to attend the Barclays Center ceremony includes Elton John, Stevie Nicks, St. Vincent, Brandi Carlile, Common, Ice-T, LL Cool J, Miguel, Queen Latifah, Sia, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, H.E.R., and New Edition. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 1 Nov. 2023 Join an entomologist, who is also a television presenter and conservationist, and her husband, who is an award-winning chef, for a personalized tour of their 100-acre family farm. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 29 Oct. 2023 Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 25 Oct. 2023 Additonal performers and presenters for the awards show will be announced at a later date. Thania Garcia, Variety, 17 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of presenter was in the 15th century

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“Presenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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