understander


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understander

(ˌʌndəˈstændə)
n
1. a person who understands
2. archaic an object on which a person stands
3. (Theatre) archaic a person who stands on the ground or floor, esp in a theatre
4. poetic a backer or supporter
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It is enough that God understands me, wife," replied Sancho; "for he is the understander of all things; that will do; but mind, sister, you must look to Dapple carefully for the next three days, so that he may be fit to take arms; double his feed, and see to the pack-saddle and other harness, for it is not to a wedding we are bound, but to go round the world, and play at give and take with giants and dragons and monsters, and hear hissings and roarings and bellowings and howlings; and even all this would be lavender, if we had not to reckon with Yanguesans and enchanted Moors.
Too thin to justify a book on its own, the essay comes with a preface by Lars Holger Holm--a profound understander of the philosopher's life-work--that makes the paperback a very good value.
For example, while arguing that contemporary poetry was too interior and detached from public affairs, MacLeish disparaged poets who recapitulated the Victorian type of "the quaint Bohemian, the understander of women, the young man with the girl's eyes" (62).
Following Buber's (1958) belief in, need for, the "Thou," I listened, attempting to build the bridges of understanding where I could position myself as an understander (Anzaldua, 2002), rather than one who is dismissive.
German guilt over World War II damage inflicted on Moscow, he claims, has resulted in a state of "permanent victimhood status" for Putin's Russia and the rise of the "Russland versteher," or "Russia understander," in German vernacular and consciousness.
Swortzel also noted that the coursework helped to prepare preservice agricultural teachers for the following roles: (a) facilitator of learning, (b) understander of the learner, (c) program developer, (d) administrator, (e) professional educator, and (f) role model and mentor.
After both addressing young people (taught to glory their own becoming) and telling us how he would like to be remembered (as an understander, interpreter, and responder), he emphasized his closing methodological metaphor, touchstones of reality, as the key to interreligious dialogue.
In fact, a new level, pragmatics, required the understander actually to have a critical property of consciousness as the literal "meaning" of statements was often incorrect.
quien entiende de un modo completo, compleat understander, puede pensar apropiadamente los fenomenos que tienen importancia en su sociedad, particularmente aquellos con los que no se ha encontrado previamente (14).
Ca'Foscari Venezia, Italy) analyzes the General Text and Reference Understander System (GETARUNS) and provides students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the software architecture and applications.
a machine assisted joke generator or a humour understander that could be successfully used in language education (Mc Kay 2002, O'Mara et al.