English edit

Etymology edit

define +‎ -er

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

definer (plural definers)

  1. One who or that which defines something, or provides a definition.
    • 2017, Celia Applegate, The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme, page 47:
      It served as a key definer of national character, which was in Zelter's time emerging out of a combination of folk and elite traditions []
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 7:
      Leaving aside the abundance of negativity for the time being, in aggregate these attempts at definition speak to the multitude of linguistic phenomena characteristic of language hybridity in multilingual settings, albeit explained with differing emphases by different definers.

Anagrams edit

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Verb edit


  1. imperative of definere

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Verb edit


  1. imperative of definera

Old French edit

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit


  1. (transitive, intransitive) to finish; to end

Conjugation edit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants edit

  • English: to define
  • French: définir

References edit