performer meaning

[ pə'fɔ:mə(r) ] Pronunciation:   "performer" in a sentence
  • Noun: performer  pur'formu(r)
    1. An entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
      - performing artist

    Derived forms: performers

    See also: perform

    Type of: entertainer

    Encyclopedia: Performer

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C]


    an investment or a business, considered from the point of view of how much profit it makes compared with the average shares, businesses, etc:

    Toyota was the star performer with record annual profits.

    IT stocks are the worst performers this year.

    The shares have been downgraded to 'buy' from 'market performer'.

    an average/a good/solid/star/strong/top performer

    ◆ a bad/weak performer


    a person who works in the way mentioned:

    Good performers can be rewarded with pay and promotion.

    good/high/outstanding/star/top performers

    bad/low/poor performers


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  1. the young performer boasted himself to be an all-rounder.
  2. the performer received only pitying looks from his audience.
  3. the performer seemed quite at home anywhere between a horse's head and its tail.
  4. the doctor, in his fifties, graying and distinguished, was a solid performer.
  5. i would really rather not sit down before those who must be in the habit of hearing the very best performers.

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