English Edit

Etymology Edit

designate +‎ -or

Noun Edit

designator (plural designators)

  1. A person who, or term that, designates.
  2. (historical, Roman antiquity) An officer who assigned to each his rank and place in public shows and ceremonies.

Derived terms Edit

Latin Edit

Etymology Edit

dēsignō +‎ -tor

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

dēsignātor m (genitive dēsignātōris); third declension

  1. regulator
  2. usher (at the stage theater)
  3. master of ceremonies (at a funeral)
  4. umpire (at public spectacles)

Declension Edit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dēsignātor dēsignātōrēs
Genitive dēsignātōris dēsignātōrum
Dative dēsignātōrī dēsignātōribus
Accusative dēsignātōrem dēsignātōrēs
Ablative dēsignātōre dēsignātōribus
Vocative dēsignātor dēsignātōrēs

Verb Edit


  1. second/third-person singular future passive imperative of dēsignō

References Edit

  • designator”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • designator”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • designator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • designator”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • designator”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin