originator originator  /ə ˈrɪ dʒə ˌneɪ tər/


  • (n) someone who creates new things



  1. He is the rarest of creatures in the imitative and adaptive world of entertainment, an originator.
  2. The Red Cross was the brainchild of Switzerland's Henri Dunant, who was also the originator of the Geneva Convention.
  3. Wilson was to a large extent the originator of the League as it is now working at Geneva, although he took care to say that the idea of a.


  1. Deborah Friedell: Why Superman’s creators got a raw deal.

    In 1975, when trade magazines reported that the first Superman movie was in development, a thousand news outlets across the country received a peculiar letter, single-spaced and ten pages long. “I, Jerry Siegel, the co-originator of Superman, put a curse on the Superman movie!” the letter . . . (Subscription required.)
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

  2. What I Wear to Work: Fairway Independent Mortgage's Sheira MacKenzie

    The loan originator on how her style affects her job, her accessories strategy, and more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek

  3. Concert preview: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

    There aren’t many bluegrass legends left. Bill Monroe, the genre’s originator, died in 1996. Doc Watson, the guitar picker, passed on last year. A legend in his own right, mandolin genius Ricky Skaggs has played with them all and is still going strong. Skaggs, a 14-time Grammy winner who
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. "He was an innovator, he was an emancipator, he was an originator. Rap music, all that stuff came from James Brown," entertainer Little Richard, a longtime friend of Brown's, told MSNBC. "A great treasure is gone."
    on Dec 25, 2006 By: Little Richard Source: Forbes

  2. "I wasn't the originator of that comment," Muhammad said. "It actually was made when I signed in Chicago (before the 2005 season). Someone questioned why I went to Chicago because of that comment. I tried to discredit it as much as I could...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Muhsin Muhammad Source: Chicago Daily Herald

  3. "Even as New Century spiraled toward bankruptcy, its risky lending practices exposed to the public, Morgan Stanley continued to lend money to the subprime originator," she said.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Martha Coakley Source: New York Times (blog)

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