Definitions for: Speaker


[n] electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
[n] someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
[n] the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly; "the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives"



Webster (1913) Definition: Speak"er, n.
1. One who speaks. Specifically:
(a) One who utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one
who utters a speech in public; as, the man is a good
speaker, or a bad speaker.
(b) One who is the mouthpiece of others; especially, one
who presides over, or speaks for, a delibrative
assembly, preserving order and regulating the debates;
as, the Speaker of the House of Commons, originally,
the mouthpiece of the House to address the king; the
Speaker of a House of Representatives.

2. A book of selections for declamation. [U. S.]

Synonyms: loudspeaker, loudspeaker system, speaker system, speaker unit, talker, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer

See Also: alliterator, articulator, asker, babbler, bullhorn, caller, caller-up, chatterbox, chatterer, conversationalist, dictator, drawler, driveller, ejaculator, electro-acoustic transducer, enquirer, growler, informant, inquirer, intercom speaker, jabberer, lecturer, lisper, loud-hailer, mentioner, mumbler, mutterer, narrator, orator, PA, PA system, phoner, prater, prattler, presiding officer, public address system, public speaker, querier, questioner, ranter, raver, reciter, rhetorician, schmoozer, speechifier, speechmaker, spouter, squawk box, squawker, stammerer, storyteller, stutterer, talking head, tannoy, telephoner, teller, tweeter, venter, vociferator, voicer, wailer, whisperer, witness, witnesser, woofer

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