- The definition of a rhetor is a great speaker, or a teacher of rhetoric or public speaking.
A professor of public speaking at Harvard University who is himself a renowned orator is an example of a rhetor.
- in ancient Greece and Rome, a master or teacher of rhetoric
- an orator
Origin of rhetorMiddle English rethor ; from Classical Latin rhetor ; from Classical Greek rhētōr ; from eirein, to speak: see word
- A teacher of rhetoric.
- An orator.
Origin of rhetorMiddle English rether, from Latin rhētor, from Greek rhētōr; see wer-5 in Indo-European roots.
- (obsolete) A rhetorician.
Latin rhētor (“teacher of rhetoric, rhetorician”), from Ancient Greek ῥήτωρ (rētōr).