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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.
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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
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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]
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interpreter

A program checking, translating, and carrying out a written program one statement at a time.
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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"
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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.
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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
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interpreter

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

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

[ɪnˈtɜːprɪtəʳ] ninterprete m/f
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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.
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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
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interpreter

n. intérprete.
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interpreter

n intérprete mf
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References in classic literature ?
When I say anything, the interpreter can tell you what I mean; and when you say anything the interpreter can tell me what you mean.
Steering to the north, Captain Thorn arrived in a few days at Vancouver's Island, and anchored in the harbor of Neweetee, very much against the advice of his Indian interpreter, who warned him against the perfidious character of the natives of this part of the coast.
I hired a young man, who came in the same ship, to be an interpreter; he was a native of Luggnagg, but had lived some years at Maldonada, and was a perfect master of both languages.
Followed by Lelorgne d'Ideville, an interpreter, he overtook Napoleon at a gallop and reined in his horse with an amused expression.
He earns his living partly as interpreter in the law courts and partly by acting as guide to any wealthy Orientals who may visit the Northumberland Avenue hotels.
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.
Again a Sagoth acted as interpreter. He explained that our lives bad been spared because at the last moment Tu-al-sa had returned to Phutra, and seeing me in the arena had prevailed upon the queen to spare my life.
According to this little plan of theirs, the Guernsey-man, under cover of an interpreter's office, was to tell the Captain what he pleased, but as coming from Stubb; and as for Stubb, he was to utter any nonsense that should come uppermost in him during the interview.
In a recent work, we related the circumstance of a white man named Rose, an outlaw, and a designing vagabond, who acted as guide and interpreter to Mr.
While we were dealing with him for our opium, it came into my head that he might perhaps deal for the ship too, and I ordered the interpreter to propose it to him.
I can UNDERSTAND German as well as the maniac that invented it, but I TALK it best through an interpreter.
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. While we stayed here we were given to understand that those who had been pleased at Goa to give us directions in relation to our journey had done nothing but tell us lies.