Definition of promoter
1 : one that promotes; especially : one who assumes the financial responsibilities of a sporting event (such as a boxing match) including contracting with the principals, renting the site, and collecting gate receipts
2 obsolete : prosecutor
3 : a substance that in very small amounts is able to increase the activity of a catalyst
4 : a binding site in a DNA chain at which RNA polymerase binds to initiate transcription of messenger RNA by one or more nearby structural genes
Examples of promoter in a Sentence
a promoter of greater understanding and cooperation among churches
Recent Examples of promoter from the Web
The promoters have found lots of ways to part otaku from their money.
DiBella is a longtime promoter, the founder of DiBella Entertainment and before that a boxing executive at HBO.
Trump, a New York real estate developer and promoter, has had a long association with the WWE and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2013.
That’s because Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was moonlighting as a boxing promoter.
Since March, promoters for the Idaho Botanical Garden venue have been rolling out their summer concert announcements.
Fast-forward to the present: Next week’s NBA Draft and the buildup to it have been hijacked by shameless self-promoter LaVar Ball.
Promoters claimed up to 200,000 people would be on hand to watch, and that 2 million more would pay $10 to sit in theaters across the country to watch Knievel either soar over the canyon or die trying.
Almena leased the building and Harris helped him sublet space to tenants and promoters, even though the warehouse was not licensed for housing or entertainment, prosecutors said.
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First Known Use of promoter
PROMOTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of promoter for English Language Learners
: a person or organization that organizes or provides money for a sports event, a musical performance, etc.
: a person or organization that helps something to happen, develop, or increase
Medical Definition of promoter
1: a substance that in very small amounts is able to increase the activity of a catalyst
2: a binding site in a DNA chain at which RNA polymerase binds to initiate transcription of messenger RNA by one or more nearby structural genes
3: a chemical believed to promote carcinogenicity or mutagenicity
Legal Definition of promoter
: one who alone or with others actively participates in the formation of a business or venture promoters owe a fiduciary duty to the corporation they are promoting — R. C. Clark
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