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Princeton's WordNet

  1. translator, transcribernoun

    a person who translates written messages from one language to another

  2. interpreter, translatornoun

    someone who mediates between speakers of different languages

  3. translator, translating programnoun

    a program that translates one programming language into another


  1. translatornoun

    A person who translates text, film or other material into a different natural language.

  2. translatornoun

    One that makes a new version of a source material in a different language or format.

  3. translatornoun

    A language interpreter.

  4. Etymology: From translator, agent noun from perfect passive participle translatus, from transfero, from trans + fero.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Translatornoun

    One that turns any thing into another language.

    Etymology: translateur, old Fr. from translate.

    A new and nobler way thou dost persue,
    To make translations and translators too. John Denham.

    No translation our own country ever yet produced, hath come up to that of the Old and New Testament; and I am persuaded, that the translators of the Bible were masters of an English stile much fitter for that work than any we see in our present writings, the which is owing to the simplicity that runs through the whole. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Translatornoun

    one who translates; esp., one who renders into another language; one who expresses the sense of words in one language by equivalent words in another

  2. Translatornoun

    a repeating instrument


  1. Translator

    One who translates textual works from one language to another.

Editors Contribution

  1. translator

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, intuition, knowledge, training, qualifications role, responsibility, work or form of employment to translate.

    There are so many translators around the world in every country providing necessary services.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

  2. translator

    A type of software, app, online website or form of technology created and designed to translate language.

    The online translator is an amazing tool.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of translator in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of translator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of translator in a Sentence

  1. Michael Polak:

    She wasn't allowed a lawyer, which is against European law, she didn't have a translator, she was suffering from PTSD.

  2. Microsoft Research:

    This approach allows for a better user experience, as we will not release languages until they meet a certain standard of accuracy, including input from our internal users and partners, we’ll be listening to feedback to determine what platforms are most important to customers, which languages they want to use, and how they plan to use Skype Translator.

  3. Margo Aaron:

    I’ve always been curious about what makes people tick, what motivates behavior, and why we do the things we do, Aaron told me. After she completed graduate school at Columbia and went into marketing, she became what she calls a defacto translator between academia and the real world. I started my consulting practice shortly thereafter and continued to ‘translate’ psychological research into marketing and eventually business.

  4. Mark Ko:

    With regards to your inquiry on my involvement with Michael Cohen, I was brought in as business consultant and translator between Michael Cohen and Korea Aerospace Industries, the relationship officially ended on November 2017.

  5. Ismail Khan:

    Their lives are in extreme danger, they will go after every single translator.

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