What does speaker mean?

Definitions for speaker
ˈspi kərspeak·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word speaker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbalisernoun

    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 systemnoun

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

  3. Speakernoun

    the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly

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

Wiktionary

  1. speakernoun

    One who speaks.

    A native English speaker.

  2. speakernoun

    Loudspeaker.

  3. speakernoun

    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. speakernoun

    One who makes a speech to an audience.

    The company hired a motivational speaker to boost morale.

  5. speakernoun

    A book containing passages of text for use in speeches.

  6. speakernoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Speakernoun

    Etymology: from speak.

    These fames grew so general, as the authors were lost in the generality of speakers. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    In conversation or reading, find out the true sense, idea which the speaker or writer affixes to his words. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    Common speakers have only one set of ideas, and one set of words to cloath them in; and these are always ready at the mouth. Jonathan Swift.

    Quintus Horatius Flaccus’s phrase is torret jecur;
    And happy was that curious speaker. Matthew Prior.

    After my death, I with no other herald,
    No other speaker of my living actions
    To keep mine honour from corruption. William Shakespeare.

    I have disabled myself like an elected speaker of the house. Dryd.

ChatGPT

  1. speaker

    A speaker is an individual who communicates vocally by producing speech sounds to express thoughts, ideas or information, usually to an audience. In a technological context, a speaker refers to a device that converts electrical audio signals into corresponding sound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speakernoun

    one who speaks

  2. Speakernoun

    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. Speakernoun

    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. Speakernoun

    a book of selections for declamation

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. speaker

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, skills, role, responsibility within a form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government session.

    The speaker of various forms of unity government manage and direct the order, agenda and program for governmental business within the legislature.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 18, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Speaker

    The official designation of the President of the House of Commons, to whom technically, the Members address themselves, though as a matter of fact, they address the country at large through the medium of the Press. Since he never speaks himself, except to rule a point of order, his title is a misnomer.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SPEAKER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Speaker is ranked #15985 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Speaker surname appeared 1,816 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Speaker.

    89.5% or 1,626 total occurrences were White.
    5.7% or 104 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.

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

Anagrams for speaker »

  1. re-speak

  2. respeak

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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

Examples of speaker in a Sentence

  1. Selahattin Demirtas:

    According to Cemil Cicek these people do not have problems regarding language, culture or faith, all is about the circumcision. If that is really the problem and if you are so interested we can appoint you as the "government circumciser" and send you to Kandil (PKK HQ in northern Iraq) to solve it. (On the quote of Cemil Cicek, speaker for AKP: "Some of those PKK terrorists without circumcision should tell you a lot about the issue")

  2. Federal Judge Thomas Durkin:

    The defendant is a serial child molester, nothing is more stunning than having ‘serial child molester’ and ‘Speaker of the House’ in the same sentence.

  3. Louie Gohmert:

    After the November elections gave Republicans control of the Senate, voters made clear they wanted change, we were hopeful our leaders got the voters ’ message. However, after our speaker forced through the( spending bill) by passing it with Democratic votes and without time to read it, it seemed clear that we needed new leadership.

  4. Zooey Zephyr:

    Today—when the Speaker continued to not recognize me as a duly elected official—my constituents & community protested on behalf of their democratic right to be heard. I raised my mic and stood in solidarity with them. I am devoted to those who rise in defense of democracy.

  5. Richard Shelby:

    If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there's not going to be any, I don't know where the negotiations go.

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Translations for speaker

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  • 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
  • динамікUkrainian
  • loaVietnamese
  • tonömVolapük

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  • Irena Ndili
    Irena Ndili
    Please you forgot to write in lingala please add lingala on translation
    LikeReply8 years ago

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