What does speaker mean?

Definitions for speaker
ˈspi kərspeak·er

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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

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.

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.

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. The Illinois:

    The Democratic leadership that's in place right now, if I were coming back, I don't see any of them I wouldn't be voting for, to be quite honest, lordy, Lord, I have my differences with Nancy Pelosi. Oh, I have huge differences with Nancy Pelosi, but I would probably vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House.

  2. William Pitt:

    Eloquence is in the assembly, not merely in the speaker.

  3. Jason Chaffetz:

    It is an incredibly difficult job to be Speaker of the House.

  4. Tryon Edwards:

    Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    My original decision was made in what I believed to be the best interest of this institution, to be clear, that decision was based on my duty to ensure that the House has the kind of pastoral services that it deserves. It is my job as speaker to do what is best for this body, and I know that this body is not well served by a protracted fight over such an important post.

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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
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