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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 or·a·tor /ˈɔrətɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Or·a·tor n.
 1. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.
    I am no orator, as Brutus is.   --Shak.
 Some orator renowned
 In Athens or free Rome.   --Milton.
 2. Law (a) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner. (b) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
 3. Eng. Universities An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person who delivers a speech or oration [syn: speechmaker,
           rhetorician, public speaker, speechifier]