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Definition of orator:

  1. A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
  2. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.
  3. An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator.
  4. In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.


speechmaker, public speaker, lecturer, words, declaimer, pleader, rhetorician, speechifier, speaker.

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