Definitions for Performer

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to carry out; execute; do:

    to perform surgery.

  2. to execute in the proper, customary, or established manner:

    to perform a marriage ceremony.

  3. to carry into effect; fulfill:

    to perform a contract.

  4. to act (a play, part, etc.), as on the stage.

    Category: Showbiz

  5. to render (music), as by playing or singing.

    Category: Showbiz, Music and Dance

  6. to accomplish (an action involving skill or ability), as before an audience.

  7. (v.i.)to execute or do something; function.

  8. to carry out or fulfill a command, promise, or contract.

  9. to give a performance, esp. before an audience.

    Category: Showbiz, Music and Dance, Common Vocabulary

  10. to engage in the performing arts, esp. professionally.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of perform:

1250–1300; ME parformen < AF parformer, alter. (by assoc. with formeform ) of MF, OF parfournir to accomplish


Princeton's WordNet

  1. performer, performing artist(noun)

    an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. performer(noun)ərˈfɔrm

    sb who performs for an audience

    He's a performer and composer.


  1. performer(Noun)

    One who performs for, or entertains, an audience.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Performer(noun)

    one who performs, accomplishes, or fulfills; as, a good promiser, but a bad performer; especially, one who shows skill and training in any art; as, a performer of the drama; a performer on the harp


  1. Performer

    The Performer Artisan is one of the 16 role variants of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a self-assessed personality questionnaire designed to help people better understand themselves. David Keirsey originally described the Performer role variant; however, a brief summary of the personality types described by Isabel Myers contributed to its development. Performers correlate with the ESFP Myers-Briggs type.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. performer

    One who has a right to do troglodyte stunts and who can do something else.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Performer' in Nouns Frequency: #2855

Translations for Performer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who performs, especially theatrically or musically.

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