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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]

    1

    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

    2

    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

Examples

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  1. the audience warmly applauded the performers.
  2. the band played the performers onto the stage.
  3. he is a very capable performer.
  4. that performer is a has-been.
  5. the crowd greeted the performers with boos and hisses.

Related Words

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  2. performance-based index meaning
  3. performance-related pay meaning
  4. performant meaning
  5. performative meaning
  6. performers' rights meaning
  7. performing meaning
  8. performing artist meaning
  9. performing arts meaning
  10. performing right meaning
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