What does speaker mean?

Definitions for speakerˈspi kər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word speaker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbaliser(noun)

    someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)

    "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"

  2. loudspeaker, speaker, speaker unit, loudspeaker system, speaker system(noun)

    electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance

  3. Speaker(noun)

    the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly

    "the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives"

Wiktionary

  1. speaker(Noun)

    One who speaks.

    A native English speaker.

  2. speaker(Noun)

    Loudspeaker.

  3. speaker(Noun)

    The chair or presiding officer of certain legislative bodies, such as the U.K. House of Commons or the U.S. House of Representatives.

  4. speaker(Noun)

    One who makes a speech to an audience.

    The company hired a motivational speaker to boost morale.

  5. speaker(Noun)

    A book containing passages of text for use in speeches.

  6. speaker(Noun)

    The producer of a given utterance, whether actually spoken or not.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speaker(noun)

    one who speaks

  2. Speaker(noun)

    one who utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one who utters a speech in public; as, the man is a good speaker, or a bad speaker

  3. Speaker(noun)

    one who is the mouthpiece of others; especially, one who presides over, or speaks for, a delibrative assembly, preserving order and regulating the debates; as, the Speaker of the House of Commons, originally, the mouthpiece of the House to address the king; the Speaker of a House of Representatives

  4. Speaker(noun)

    a book of selections for declamation

Freebase

  1. Speaker

    The term speaker is a title often given to the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body. The speaker's official role is to moderate debate, make rulings on procedure, announce the results of votes, and the like. The speaker decides who may speak and has the powers to discipline members who break the procedures of the house. The speaker often also represents the body in person, as the voice of the body in ceremonial and some other situations. The title was first recorded in 1377 to describe the role of Thomas de Hungerford in the Parliament of England. By convention, Speakers are normally addressed in Parliament as Mister Speaker, if a man, or Madam Speaker, if a woman. In most other cultures other styles are used, mainly equivalents of English "chairman" or "president". In Canadian French, the Speaker of the House of Commons or of a legislature is referred to as Président. Many bodies also have a speaker pro tempore or deputy speaker, designated to fill in when the speaker is not available.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'speaker' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1295

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'speaker' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1742

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'speaker' in Nouns Frequency: #441

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of speaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of speaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H.L. Mencken:

    I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.

  2. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    My job is n’t to understand what Speaker John Boehner did right and what Speaker John Boehner did wrong, speaker John Boehner's Speaker John Boehner. Speaker John Boehner passed a lot of great legislation.

  3. Brooks Hays:

    Fill your mouth with marbles and make a speech. Every day reduce the number of marbles in your mouth and make a speech. You will soon become an accredited public speaker -- as soon as you have lost all your marbles.

  4. Arnold Bennett:

    'And yet,' demanded Councilor Barlow, 'what's he done Has he ever done a day's work in his life What great cause is he identified with' 'He's identified,' said the first speaker, 'with the great cause of cheering us all up.'

  5. John Boehner:

    We must have an orderly transition from one speaker to the next, and stepping down before we elect a new speaker would hurt the institution, it is my plan for this House to elect a new speaker before the end of October.But at the end of the day, that’s really up to the people in this room.

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Translations for speaker

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • charradorAragonese
  • سماعة, خطيبArabic
  • parlant, altaveuCatalan, Valencian
  • reproduktor, mluvčí, řečníkCzech
  • seinyddWelsh
  • taler, højttalerDanish
  • Lautsprecher, SprecherGerman
  • μεγάφωνο, ομιλητής, ρήτορας, πρόεδρος, ηχείοGreek
  • laŭtparolilo, parolonto, parolanto, parolintoEsperanto
  • altavoz, hablante, orador, oradoraSpanish
  • kõneleja, spiiker, kõlar, rääkija, valjuhääldiEstonian
  • بلندگوPersian
  • puhuja, kovaääninen, puhemies, ämyri, kaiutin, kajariFinnish
  • parleur, locuteur, président, orateur, haut-parleur, baffleFrench
  • altofalante, orador, falante, oradoraGalician
  • רמקולHebrew
  • hangszóró, házelnök, beszélő, szónokHungarian
  • խոսնակArmenian
  • orator, parlator, altoparlatorInterlingua
  • penutur, pembicaraIndonesian
  • parolantoIdo
  • hátalariIcelandic
  • presidente, relatore, altoparlante, relatriceItalian
  • 話者, 議長, スピーカー, 拡音器Japanese
  • oratorLatin
  • kaikōrero, kaiwhaikupu, kaiwhaikōrero, tukuoroMāori
  • говорник, спикер, звучник, претседателMacedonian
  • speaker, spiker, kelliem, kelliemaMaltese
  • høytaler, høyttaler, høgtalerNorwegian
  • luidspreker, box, sprekerDutch
  • høgtalarNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mówca, głośnikPolish
  • altifalante, alto-falante, oradora, falante, oradorPortuguese
  • willaqQuechua
  • vorbitoare, vorbitorRomanian
  • динамик, говорящий, колонка, докладчик, носитель, оратор, спикер, громкоговорительRussian
  • govornik, govornica, zvočnik, govorec, predsednik, govorka, predsednicaSlovene
  • altoparlantAlbanian
  • ordförande, högtalare, föredragande, talman, föreläsare, talare, presidentSwedish
  • spikaSwahili
  • వక్తTelugu
  • spiker, konuşmacı, sunucu, hoparlör, kolonTurkish
  • loaVietnamese
  • tonömVolapük

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