- 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.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Latin rhÄ“tor (â€œteacher of rhetoric, rhetoricianâ€), from Ancient Greek á¿¥Î®Ï„Ï‰Ï (rÄ“tÅr).