What does Auditor mean?

Definitions for Auditor
ˈɔ dɪ tərau·di·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hearer, listener, auditor, attendernoun

    someone who listens attentively

  2. auditornoun

    a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit

  3. auditornoun

    a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization


  1. auditornoun

    One who audits bookkeeping accounts.

  2. auditornoun

    In many jurisdictions, an elected or appointed public official in charge of the public accounts; a comptroller.

  3. auditornoun

    One who audits an academic course; who attends the lectures but does not earn academic credit.

  4. auditornoun

    One trained to perform spiritual guidance procedures.

  5. Etymology: From auditor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Auditornoun

    Etymology: auditor, Lat.

    Dear cousin, you that were last day so high in the pulpit against lovers, are you now become so mean an auditor? Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    What a play tow’rd? I’ll be an auditor;
    An actor too, perhaps. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    This first doctrine, though admitted by many of his auditors, is expressly against the Epicureans. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    If you suspect my husbandry,
    Call me before th’ exactest auditors,
    And set me on the proof. William Shakespeare, Timon.

    The archbishop’s usage was to commit the discussing of causes to certain persons learned in the law, stiled his auditors. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

    A king’s officer, who, yearly examining the accounts of all under-officers accountable, makes up a general book. John Cowell.


  1. Auditor

    An auditor is a person or a firm appointed by a company to execute an audit. To act as an auditor, a person should be certified by the regulatory authority of accounting and auditing or possess certain specified qualifications. Generally, to act as an external auditor of the company, a person should have a certificate of practice from the regulatory authority.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auditoradjective

    a hearer or listener

  2. Auditoradjective

    a person appointed and authorized to audit or examine an account or accounts, compare the charges with the vouchers, examine the parties and witnesses, allow or reject charges, and state the balance

  3. Auditoradjective

    one who hears judicially, as in an audience court

  4. Etymology: [L. auditor, fr. audire. See Audible, a.]

Editors Contribution

  1. auditor

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, understanding, training and role to audit.

    The auditor was experienced and very supportive throughout the audit.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 13, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Auditor' in Nouns Frequency: #2042

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Auditor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Auditor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Auditor in a Sentence

  1. Kathy Rapp:

    While I recognize the limitation of the Auditor General's duties to investigate the potential criminal violations, I respectfully request that your office engage in a thorough investigation of all state and federal funds which have been obtained by the University.

  2. Paul George:

    My personal view is that a change in auditor presents an opportunity for improvements in audit quality, we might be able to provide more confidence to the market that actually these audits have been, by and large, conducted to a higher standard following the change.

  3. Spokesman Spence Jackson:

    It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich today, please keep in mind his wife Kathy and two children.

  4. Nobuo Gohara:

    The Toshiba case revolves around the accounting of normal, everyday business activities. That means understanding what the auditor did is critical.

  5. John Watson:

    Mr. Jackson was a respected spokesman for the auditor's office and long-time servant in state government, the work of the Missouri auditor's office will continue in this difficult time, but no doubt it will be with heavy heart.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. busy
    • B. noninvasive
    • C. suspicious
    • D. occasional

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