Definitions for: Interpreter


[n] (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
[n] someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
[n] someone who uses art to represent something; "his paintings reveal a sensitive interpreter of nature"; "she was famous as an interpreter of Shakespearean roles"
[n] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"



Webster (1913) Definition: In*ter"pret*er, n. [Cf. OF. entrepreteur, L.
interpretator.]
One who or that which interprets, explains, or expounds; a
translator; especially, a person who translates orally
between two parties.

We think most men's actions to be the interpreters of
their thoughts. --Locke.

Synonyms: interpretive program, representative, spokesperson, translator, voice

See Also: advocate, advocator, ambassador, bagman, Benjamin Jowett, Bishop Ulfila, Bishop Ulfilas, Bishop Wulfila, commercial traveler, commercial traveller, computer program, computer programme, dragoman, Edward Fitzgerald, exponent, Fitzgerald, flack, flack catcher, flak, flak catcher, go-between, human, individual, intermediary, intermediator, Jowett, mediator, mortal, mouth, mouthpiece, person, program, programme, proponent, roadman, somebody, someone, soul, spin doctor, spokesman, spokeswoman, symboliser, symbolist, symbolizer, Tindal, Tindale, traveling salesman, travelling salesman, Tyndale, Ulfila, Ulfilas, William Tindal, William Tindale, William Tyndale, Wulfila

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