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Definition of Orator


  1. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.
  2. In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.
  3. A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
  4. An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator.

Orator Quotations

It really is true that an orator is simply a good man who speaks well.
George McGovern

Christopher Hitchens was a great warrior, a magnificent orator, a pugilist and a gentleman. He was kind, but he took no prisoners when arguing with idiots.
Richard Dawkins

The cello is a hero because of its register - its tenor voice. It is a masculine instrument, whereas the violin is feminine because of its soprano pitch. When the cello enters in the Dvorak Concerto, it is like a great orator.
Mstislav Rostropovich

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
Wendell Phillips

An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.
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Orator Translations

orator in Dutch is redenaar
orator in German is Redner
orator in Italian is oratore
orator in Latin is orator
orator in Spanish is orador
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