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English noun: interpreter

1. interpreter (person) someone who mediates between speakers of different languages


Broader (hypernym)go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator

Narrower (hyponym)dragoman, symboliser, symbolist, symbolizer

Instance hyponymBenjamin Jowett, Bishop Ulfila, Bishop Ulfilas, Bishop Wulfila, Edward Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Jowett, Tindal, Tindale, Tyndale, Ulfila, Ulfilas, William Tindal, William Tindale, William Tyndale, Wulfila

2. interpreter (person) someone who uses art to represent something

SamplesHis paintings reveal a sensitive interpreter of nature.
She was famous as an interpreter of Shakespearean roles.

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

3. interpreter (person) an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

SamplesThe meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government.

Synonymsrepresentative, spokesperson, voice

Broader (hypernym)advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent

Narrower (hyponym)ambassador, bagman, commercial traveler, commercial traveller, flack, flack catcher, flak, flak catcher, mouth, mouthpiece, roadman, spokesman, spokeswoman, traveling salesman, travelling salesman

4. interpreter (communication) (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time

Synonymsinterpretive program

Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

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