rhetor

noun
rhe·tor | \ ˈrē-ˌtȯr , ˈre- ; ˈrē-tər , ˈre- \

Definition of rhetor 

First Known Use of rhetor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhetor

Middle English rethor, from Latin rhetor, from Greek rhētōr

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rhetor

Statistics for rhetor

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for rhetor

The first known use of rhetor was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on rhetor

See words that rhyme with rhetor

Comments on rhetor

What made you want to look up rhetor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an open space surrounded by woods

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!