speculator

(redirected from Speculators)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

spec·u·la·tor

 (spĕk′yə-lā′tər)
n.
One that speculates: a commodities speculator.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

speculator

(ˈspɛkjʊˌleɪtə)
n
1. a person who speculates
2. (Rugby) rugby NZ an undirected kick of the ball
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speculator - someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
thinker - someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
2.speculator - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gainsspeculator - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
hedger - someone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss
operator - a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets
scalper - someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost; "he got theater tickets through a scalper"
venture capitalist - a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

speculator

noun venturer, trader, entrepreneur, bear, bull, stag, manipulator, merchant venturer a City speculator
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

speculator

noun
1. One who speculates for quick profits:
2. A person engaged in buying and selling:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations
spekulant

speculator

[ˈspekjʊleɪtəʳ] Nespeculador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

speculator

[ˈspɛkjʊleɪtər] nspéculateur/trice m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

speculator

n (also Fin) → Spekulant(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

speculator

[ˈspɛkjʊˌleɪtəʳ] n (Fin) → speculatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
His transactions, huge and carefully thought out, were for his own aggrandizement only, and left always in their wake ruin and disaster for the less fortunate and weaker speculators. He played for his own hand only, the camaraderie of finance he ignored altogether.
"It sure beats faro," was his comment one day, when, after keeping the Dawson speculators in a fever for a week by alternate bulling and bearing, he showed his hand and cleaned up what would have been a fortune to any other man.
Parties are hereby warn- ed against buying tickets of speculators; they will not be good at the door.
In the morning also, all the sworn criers of the good city of Paris had traversed the quarters of the city, particularly the halles and the faubourgs, announcing with their hoarse and indefatigable voices, the great justice done by the king upon two speculators, two thieves, devourers of the people.
“It was a season of scarcity; the necessities of life commanded a high price in Europe, and were greedily sought after by the speculators. The emigrants from the East to the West invariably passed along the valley of the Mohawk, and swept away the means of subsistence like a swarm of locusts, Nor were the people on the Flats in a much better condition.
They have seen with regret and indignation that sudden changes and legislative interferences, in cases affecting personal rights, become jobs in the hands of enterprising and influential speculators, and snares to the more-industrious and lessinformed part of the community.
The master was to get all this out of Leghorn free of duties, and land it on the shores of Corsica, where certain speculators undertook to forward the cargo to France.
Then speculators buy up the ground and sell, but the original owner is given the first choice by the government at a stated price before the speculator is permitted to purchase.
"The speculators in this new neighborhood have offered him I don't know how many thousand pounds for the ground that house stands on.
She was always taking little houses for somebody's good, for the sick or the sorry, for broken-down artists, cleaned- out gamblers, temporarily unlucky speculators - VIEUX AMIS - old friends, as she used to explain apologetically, with a shrug of her fine shoulders.
They're not merchants, you know: they're speculators. He wouldn't look at a bargain that gave him ten, fifteen per cent profit, but holds back to buy a rouble's worth for twenty kopecks."
A good city speculator or a parliamentary commissioner could have told to a fraction, from the crowds that were cantering about, what sum of money was realised in London, in the course of a year, by holding horses alone.