What does reformer mean?

Definitions for reformer
rɪˈfɔr mərre·former

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer, melioristnoun

    a disputant who advocates reform

  2. reformernoun

    an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel

    "a catalytic reformer"


  1. reformernoun

    One who reforms, or who works for reform.

  2. reformernoun

    One who was involved in the Reformation.

  3. reformernoun

    A device which converts hydrocarbons into a hydrogen-rich mixture of gases.

  4. reformernoun

    A device used to convert petroleum refinery naphthas, typically having low octane ratings, into high-octane liquid products called reformates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reformernoun

    one who effects a reformation or amendment; one who labors for, or urges, reform; as, a reformer of manners, or of abuses

  2. Reformernoun

    one of those who commenced the reformation of religion in the sixteenth century, as Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli, and Calvin

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. reformer

    1. One who causes the rich to band themselves against the poor. 2. One who educates the people to appreciate the things they need.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who, when he smells a rat, is eager to let the cat out of the bag.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reformer in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reformer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of reformer in a Sentence

  1. Doug Stafford:

    The idea is not to go after Trump but rather to show the contrast between the two, a lifelong Democrat who is for bailouts, corporate welfare and buying influence vs. a reformer who wants to defeat the Washington machine, not buy it.

  2. James Dorsey:

    Ali is a reformer. He is the Middle East, but not the Middle East we are talking about, ahmad and Salman ... are people from the old regime, people who defended the status quo. Defending the status quo is going to be more difficult.

  3. Lydia Child:

    A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.

  4. Henry Ford:

    There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.

  5. Machiavelli:

    It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit by the old order, only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. butch
    • B. adscripted
    • C. unsealed
    • D. contagious

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