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Meaning of SPECULATOR

Pronunciation:  'spekyu`lutur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
  2. [n]  someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
 

SPECULATOR is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: plunger
 
 See Also: adventurer, gambler, hedger, intellect, intellectual, operator, scalper, venture capitalist, venturer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spec"u*la`tor\, n. [L., a spy, explorer,
investigator: cf. F. sp['e]culateur.]
One who speculates. Specifically:
(a) An observer; a contemplator; hence, a spy; a watcher.
    [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
(b) One who forms theories; a theorist.

          A speculator who had dared to affirm that the human
          soul is by nature mortal.            --Macaulay.
(c) (Com.) One who engages in speculation; one who buys and
    sells goods, land, etc., with the expectation of deriving
    profit from fluctuations in price.



 

 

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