- rhetorician early 15c., O.Fr. rethoricien, from L. rhetoricus (see RHETORIC (Cf. rhetoric)).
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Rhetorician — Rhet o*ri cian, a. Suitable to a master of rhetoric. With rhetorician pride. Blackmore. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Rhetorician — Rhet o*ri cian, n. [Cf. F. rh[ e]toricien.] 1. One well versed in the rules and principles of rhetoric. [1913 Webster] The understanding is that by which a man becomes a mere logician and a mere rhetorician. F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster] 2. A… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
rhetorician — [ret΄ə rish′ən] n. [ME rethoricien < OFr] 1. a person skilled in rhetoric 2. a teacher of rhetoric 3. a person who writes or speaks in a rhetorical, or showy, elaborate manner … English World dictionary
rhetorician — [[t]re̱tərɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] rhetoricians N COUNT A rhetorician is a person who is good at public speaking or who is trained in the art of rhetoric. ...an able and fiercely contentious rhetorician … English dictionary
rhetorician — UK [ˌretəˈrɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms rhetorician : singular rhetorician plural rhetoricians formal someone who speaks and writes effectively, especially someone who is able to persuade or influence people … English dictionary
rhetorician — noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a master or teacher of rhetoric b. orator 2. an eloquent or grandiloquent writer or speaker … New Collegiate Dictionary
rhetorician — /ret euh rish euhn/, n. 1. an expert in the art of rhetoric. 2. a person who teaches rhetoric. 3. a person who writes or speaks in an elaborate or exaggerated style. [1375 1425; late ME rethoricien < MF rethorique RHETORIC + ien IAN] * * * … Universalium
rhetorician — noun a) An expert or student of rhetoric. b) An orator or eloquent public speaker. See Also: rhetoric … Wiktionary
rhetorician — Synonyms and related words: Cicero, Demosthenes, Gongorist, Marinist, William Jennings Bryan, Winston Churchill, elocutionist, euphuist, fine writer, mannerist, master of style, orator, pedant, phrasemaker, phraseman, phrasemonger, platform… … Moby Thesaurus
rhetorician — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. orator, soliloquist, lecturer; see speaker 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A public speaker: orator. See WORDS … English dictionary for students