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in·ter·pret·er

 (ĭn-tûr′prĭ-tər)
n.
1. One who translates orally from one language into another.
2. One who gives or expounds an interpretation: "An actor is an interpreter of other men's words, often a soul which wishes to reveal itself to the world" (Alec Guinness).
3. Computers A program that executes other programs.

interpreter

(ɪnˈtɜːprɪtə)
n
1. a person who translates orally from one language into another
2. a person who interprets the work of others
3. (Computer Science) computing
a. a program that translates a second program to machine code one statement at a time and causes the execution of the resulting code as soon as the translation is completed
b. a machine that interprets the holes in a punched card and prints the corresponding characters on that card
inˈterpreterˌship n

in•ter•pret•er

(ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who interprets, esp. a person who translates orally for speakers of different languages.
2. computer hardware or software that transforms a program instruction written in a high-level language into machine language and executes it before proceeding to the next instruction.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French]

interpreter

A program checking, translating, and carrying out a written program one statement at a time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interpreter - someone who mediates between speakers of different languagesinterpreter - someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
dragoman - an interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government)
symboliser, symbolizer, symbolist - someone skilled in the interpretation or representation of symbols
2.interpreter - someone who uses art to represent something; "his paintings reveal a sensitive interpreter of nature"; "she was famous as an interpreter of Shakespearean roles"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.interpreter - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
ambassador - an informal representative; "an ambassador of good will"
flack, flack catcher, flak, flak catcher - a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
mouthpiece, mouth - a spokesperson (as a lawyer)
spokesman - a male spokesperson
spokeswoman - a female spokesperson
4.interpreter - (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"

interpreter

noun
1. translator, linguist, metaphrast, paraphrast Speaking through an interpreter, he said he was disappointed.
2. performer, player, presenter, exponent Freni is one of the supreme interpreters of Puccini's heroines.
Translations
مُتَرْجِمٌمُتَرْجِم، مُفَسِّر
tlumočník-iceinterpret
tolk
ترگمان
tulkki
tumačinterpretatorinterpreter
tolmács
túlkur
通訳者
통역사
interpret
tlmočník
tolmač
tumačтумач
tolk
ล่าม
người phiên dịch

interpreter

[ɪnˈtɜːprɪtəʳ] Nintérprete mf

interpreter

[ɪnˈtɜːrprɪr] ninterprète mf
to speak through an interpreter → s'exprimer par la voix de son interprète

interpreter

n
Dolmetscher(in) m(f); (Theat, Mus) → Interpret(in) m(f); (of dreams)Traumdeuter(in) m(f)
(Comput) → Interpreter m

interpreter

[ɪnˈtɜːprɪtəʳ] ninterprete m/f

interpret

(inˈtəːprit) verb
1. to translate a speaker's words, while he is speaking, into the language of his hearers. He spoke to the audience in French and she interpreted.
2. to explain the meaning of. How do you interpret these lines of the poem?
3. to show or bring out the meaning of (eg a piece of music) in one's performance of it. The sonata was skilfully interpreted by the pianist.
inˌterpreˈtation noun
inˈterpreter noun
a person who translates the words of a speaker into the language of his hearers.

interpreter

مُتَرْجِمٌ tlumočník tolk Dolmetscher διερμηνέας intérprete tulkki interprète tumač interprete 通訳者 통역사 tolk tolk interpretator intérprete переводчик tolk ล่าม mütercim người phiên dịch 译员

interpreter

n. intérprete.

interpreter

n intérprete mf
References in classic literature ?
Krajiek was their only interpreter, and could tell them anything he chose.
The writer remembers to have been present at an interview between two chiefs of the Great Prairies west of the Mississippi, and when an interpreter was in attendance who spoke both their languages.
He wants you to take a glass of wine with him, said the interpreter.
In the morning an interpreter was found, and they were taken and put upon a car, and taught a new word--"stockyards.
I can UNDERSTAND German as well as the maniac that invented it, but I TALK it best through an interpreter.
Well, he wishes to see you,' said I, guessing her need of an interpreter.
said Miss Pross, "it doesn't need an interpreter to explain the meaning of these creatures.
Then Retief drew the paper from a leather pouch, which set out the boundaries of the grant of land, and it was translated to the king by an interpreter.
URIEL, for thou of those seav'n Spirits that stand In sight of God's high Throne, gloriously bright, The first art wont his great authentic will Interpreter through highest Heav'n to bring, Where all his Sons thy Embassie attend; And here art likeliest by supream decree Like honour to obtain, and as his Eye To visit oft this new Creation round; Unspeakable desire to see, and know All these his wondrous works, but chiefly Man, His chief delight and favour, him for whom All these his works so wondrous he ordaind, Hath brought me from the Quires of Cherubim Alone thus wandring.
It is to be observed, that these ambassadors spoke to me, by an interpreter, the languages of both empires differing as much from each other as any two in Europe, and each nation priding itself upon the antiquity, beauty, and energy of their own tongue, with an avowed contempt for that of their neighbour; yet our emperor, standing upon the advantage he had got by the seizure of their fleet, obliged them to deliver their credentials, and make their speech, in the Lilliputian tongue.
Having provided everything necessary for our journey, such as Arabian habits, and red caps, calicoes, and other trifles to make presents of to the inhabitants, and taking leave of our friends, as men going to a speedy death, for we were not insensible of the dangers we were likely to encounter, amongst horrid deserts, impassable mountains, and barbarous nations, we left Goa on the 26th day of January in the year 1624, in a Portuguese galliot that was ordered to set us ashore at Pate, where we landed without any disaster in eleven days, together with a young Abyssin, whom we made use of as our interpreter.
Nothing that science can say will ever decrease the marvel of a long-distance conversation, and there may come in the future an Interpreter who will put it before our eyes in the form of a moving-picture.