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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Clarke will serve as a presenter at this year's awards show, and her film Solo: A Star Wars Story is nominated for visual effects. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emilia Clarke Just Debuted A New Hair Color on the Oscars Red Carpet," 24 Feb. 2019 And just for good measure, here are those muscles in action: Hello to one of the presenters of the night... Kathryn Lindsay,, "You're Going To Need A Towel To Wipe Up Twitter's Drool Over Nick Jonas," 21 May 2018 But then, something miraculous happened: The presenters were awesome. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The Most Awkward Moments from the 2019 Oscars," 25 Feb. 2019 Though occasionally accompanied by some truly baffling choices of walking music (loser: classical music), the presenters for the night were mostly great. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Winners: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix, and old people. Losers: Atlanta and The Handmaid’s Tale.," 18 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of presenter

15th century , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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