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, verbaliser(noun)

    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 system(noun)

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

  3. Speaker(noun)

    the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly

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

Wiktionary

  1. speaker(Noun)

    One who speaks.

    A native English speaker.

  2. speaker(Noun)

    Loudspeaker.

  3. speaker(Noun)

    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. speaker(Noun)

    One who makes a speech to an audience.

    The company hired a motivational speaker to boost morale.

  5. speaker(Noun)

    A book containing passages of text for use in speeches.

  6. speaker(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Speaker(noun)

    one who speaks

  2. Speaker(noun)

    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. Speaker(noun)

    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. Speaker(noun)

    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

How to pronounce speaker?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say speaker in sign language?

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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. Sarah Sanders:

    Waters yelled at a cadre of reporters outside the Speaker’s Lobby who were asking her about her comments. She also refused to answer questions about whether her remarks are bad for her party. Waters has faced bipartisan criticism for her weekend comments to a crowd of supporters in Los Angeles. After White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen were pressured to leave restaurants last week amid the backlash over family separations at the border, Waters had urged the crowd to keep up the pressure. If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere.

  2. John Boehner:

    We must have an orderly transition from one speaker to the next, and stepping down before we elect a new speaker would hurt the institution, it is my plan for this House to elect a new speaker before the end of October.But at the end of the day, that’s really up to the people in this room.

  3. Brett Giroir:

    Let me assure House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that we are not going to stop our efforts until testing is exactly where we want it to be, with rapid turnaround times.

  4. Jimmy Gomez:

    As if it were n’t enough to amplify conspiracy theories that the September 11attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was staged, a string of recent media reports has now confirmed that Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had previously supported social media posts calling for political violence against the Speaker of the House, members of Congress, and former President Barack Obama.

  5. Lloyd Doggett:

    I think the speaker is rightfully cautious, she has to work with Congressional Black Caucus, she also did not have the benefit of knowing in advance what total obstruction Donald Trump would insist upon. ... So now that she has that information I hope she'll be joining us in encouraging the prompt institution of impeachment proceedings.

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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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