interpreter interpreter  /ɪn ˈtɜr prə tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
  2. (n) someone who uses art to represent something
  3. (n) an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
  4. (n) (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time

Usage(s):

  1. The positive is that my interpreter helps me to understand what the teacher and the other kids in the class are saying.
  2. He spoke in Chinese and Zhang acted as interpreter.
  3. She wouldn't look at us, only at her baby and the interpreter.

News

  1. Not-guilty plea in Linda shovel attack

    An 80-year-old Linda man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to smashing his 72-year-old co-worker in the head with a shovel. Speaking through a Spanish interpreter, Rudolfo F. Mosqueda denied striking Eugenio Acosta during a drunken argument on Saturday evening, according to Yuba County Superior Court...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Appeal-Democrat

  2. Judge tosses perjury charges against court interpreter accused of leaking grand jury secrets

    A Spanish-speaking court interpreter is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to an attorney who then bribed witnesses in a homicide case.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Post-Standard

  3. Linda man pleads not guilty to shovel attack

    An 80-year-old Linda man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to smashing his 72-year-old co-worker in the head with a shovel. Speaking through a Spanish interpreter, Rudolfo F. Mosqueda denied striking Eugenio Acosta during a drunken argument on Saturday evening, according to Yuba County Superior Court...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Appeal-Democrat

Quotes

  1. In a statement, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said: "I would like to extend, on behalf of the Government of Canada, our sympathies to the family and friends of these brave soldiers and the Afghan interpreter. We are all proud of these exceptional...
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Stephen Harper Source: Canada.com

  2. "He spoke very well to our military police, as he always had, and when getting off at the prison site he said farewell to his interpreter; he thanked the military police squad," Caldwell said.
    on Jan 3, 2007 By: William Caldwell Source: WREX-TV

  3. "He believed that a piece of music didn't exist to make the interpreter look good. It was the other way around," said Harvey Sachs, Toscanini's biographer. "I think in many ways he was a timid person but he felt that the music was so...
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: Harvey Sachs Source: International Herald Tribune

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