What does promoter mean?

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prəˈmoʊ tərpro·mot·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. promoter, booster, pluggernoun

    someone who is an active supporter and advocate

  2. showman, promoter, impresarionoun

    a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments


  1. Promoternoun

    (Genetics) The region of a DNA molecule to which RNA polymerase binds to initiate the process of transcription, i.e. the synthesis of RNA whose sequence is determined by the sequence of the DNA adjacent to the promoter site; also, the sequence of bases in the DNA at such a promoter site.

  2. Promoternoun

    (Chem.) A substance that increases the activity of a catalyst, when present in small quantity in the reaction mixture.


  1. promoternoun

    One who promotes, particularly with respect to entertainment events or goods.

  2. promoternoun

    The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.

  3. promoternoun

    An accelerator of catalysis, though not itself a catalyst.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Promoternoun

    Etymology: promoteur, Fr. from promote.

    Knowledge hath received little improvement from the endeavours of many pretending promoters. Joseph Glanvill.

    Our Saviour makes this return, fit to be engraven in the hearts of all promoters of charity; verily, I say unto you, inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Francis Atterbury.

    His eies be promoters, some trespass to spie. Thomas Tusser.

    Informers and promoters oppress and ruin the estates of many of his best subjects. William Drummond.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Promoternoun

    one who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy

  2. Promoternoun

    specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the preliminary steps in, a scheme for the organization of a corporation, a joint-stock company, or the like

  3. Promoternoun

    one who excites; as, a promoter of sedition

  4. Promoternoun

    an informer; a makebate


  1. Promoter

    In genetics, a promoter is a region of DNA that initiates transcription of a particular gene. Promoters are located near the genes they transcribe, on the same strand and upstream on the DNA. Promoters can be about 100–1000 base pairs long.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'promoter' in Nouns Frequency: #2581

Anagrams for promoter »

  1. Portmore

  2. protomer

  3. premotor

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of promoter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of promoter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of promoter in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Ecclestone:

    I am a huge Lewis fan because he is a super promoter of the sport.

  2. John Grant:

    The cost of running the event is actually quite small relative to the amount of money it generates. The thing that puts the cost up is the promoter’s fee that we have to pay.

  3. Pope Francis:

    Merton was above all a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his time and opened new horizons for souls and for the church. He was also a man of dialogue, a promoter of peace between peoples and religions.

  4. Tina Turner:

    Barrie has always believed in me; he was the first promoter who supported me as a solo artist, and was very responsible for the success of my solo career. He and Jenny remain true and valued friends.

  5. Spanish Grand Prix:

    We've got a contract with our incumbent promoter through the 2020 grand prix, brazil generally and Rio specifically are very attractive to us from a race standpoint and we're flattered by the interest.

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