Thesaurus

adapter

noun
variants: also adaptor

Synonyms & Antonyms of adapter

something that is not necessary in itself but adds to the convenience or performance of the main piece of equipment
  • adapters for the food mixer include a meat grinder and an ice cream maker

Synonyms for adapter

Words Related to adapter

Near Antonyms for adapter

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About adapter

Time Traveler for adapter

Time Traveler

The first known use of adapter was in 1753

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near adapter

adapted

adapter

adapters

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Adapter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/adapter. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on adapter

Nglish: Translation of adapter for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of adapter for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

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!