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in·for·mant

 (ĭn-fôr′mənt)
n.
1.
a. One that gives information.
b. One who informs against others; an informer.
2. One who furnishes linguistic or cultural information to a researcher.

informant

(ɪnˈfɔːmənt)
n
a person who gives information about a thing, a subject being studied, etc

in•form•ant

(ɪnˈfɔr mənt)

n.
1. a person who informs or gives information; informer.
2. a person who supplies social or cultural data in answer to the questions of an investigator.
3. a native speaker of a language who supplies utterances or other data for one analyzing or learning the language.
[1655–65; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.informant - a person who supplies informationinformant - a person who supplies information  
communicator - a person who communicates with others
betrayer, blabber, informer, squealer, rat - one who reveals confidential information in return for money
leaker - a surreptitious informant; "the president wanted to know who the leakers were"
passive source - an informant who is not assigned to obtain specific intelligence but who routinely passes on whatever information he or she has
whistle blower, whistleblower, whistle-blower - an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it; "the law gives little protection to whistleblowers who feel the public has a right to know what is going on"; "the whistleblower was fired for exposing the conditions in mental hospitals"
2.informant - someone who sees an event and reports what happened
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
attester, attestant - someone who affirms or vouches for the correctness or truth or genuineness of something
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - 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"
deponent, deposer, testifier - a person who testifies or gives a deposition

informant

noun
One who gives incriminating information about others:
Informal: rat, tipster.
Translations
informátor-ka
meddeler
adatközlõinformátor
heimildamaîur, uppljóstrari
informátor
bilgi veren kimseihbarcı

informant

[ɪnˈfɔːmənt] Ninformante mf
my informantel que me lo dijo
who was your informant?¿quién se lo dijo?

informant

[ɪnˈfɔːrmənt] n
(gen)informateur/trice m/f
(= police informer) → indicateur/trice m/f

informant

n
Informant(in) m(f); according to my informant the book is out of printwie man mir mitteilt or berichtet, ist das Buch vergriffen
(police) informantPolizeispitzel m

informant

[ɪnˈfɔːmənt] ninformatore/trice

inform

(inˈfoːm) verb
1. to tell; to give knowledge to. Please inform me of your intentions in this matter; I was informed that you were absent from the office.
2. (with against or on) to tell facts to eg the police about (a criminal etc). He informed against his fellow thieves.
inˈformant noun
someone who tells or informs. He passed on the news to us, but would not say who his informant had been.
ˌinforˈmation noun
facts told or knowledge gained or given. Can you give me any information about this writer?; the latest information on the progress of the war; He is full of interesting bits of information.
inˈformative (-mətiv) adjective
giving useful information. an informative book.
inˈformer noun
a person who informs against a criminal etc.
ˌinformation ˌsuperˈhighway noun
a fast computer channel through which information, pictures etc are sent from one computer to another.
inforˈmation techˌnology noun
the study and use of electronic systems and computers for storing, analysing and utilizing information.
information does not have a plural: some information ; any information .
References in classic literature ?
When not doing so himself, he may have some informant skulking about, in the person of a watchman, porter, or such-like hanger-on of Staple.
The people of the house--my informant talked with many of them--you know, one of those enormous houses of shame and misery.
When with due circumspection Napoleon was informed that Moscow was empty, he looked angrily at his informant, turned away, and silently continued to walk to and fro.
Questioning my informant about Alicia next, I found that he knew very little about her relations with her father in later years.
I dare say the resemblance is not so exact, though, as that your informant became known to you through a letter from a correspondent with whom he had deposited money?
I only repeat what I have been told, and like my informant I can do no more.
This, Captain Bonneville was assured by a veteran hunter in his company, was the great valley of the Seedske-dee; and the same informant would have fain persuaded him that a small stream, three feet deep, which he came to on the
For long I had known that Mary contemplated the writing of a book, my informant being David, who, because I have published a little volume on Military tactics, and am preparing a larger one on the same subject (which I shall never finish), likes to watch my methods of composition, how I dip, and so on, his desire being to help her.
If I had been told this morning that I should consent to consider you as a possible husband, I should have thought my informant a little crazy.
Tess had not at this hour the curiosity to ask why the present Mr Clare was not made a parson like his brethren, and gradually fell asleep again, the words of her informant coming to her along with the smell of the cheeses in the adjoining cheeseloft, and the measured dripping of the whey from the wrings downstairs.
The trooper thanks his informant and rides slowly on, looking about him.
He asked his informant, the butler, whether the doctor had been sent for.

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