Definition of Cantor

1. Noun. The musical director of a choir.

Exact synonyms: Choirmaster, Precentor
Generic synonyms: Musician
Derivative terms: Precentorship



2. Noun. The official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos.
Exact synonyms: Hazan
Generic synonyms: Spiritual Leader

Definition of Cantor

1. n. A singer; esp. the leader of a church choir; a precentor.

Definition of Cantor

1. Noun. singer, especially someone who takes a special role of singing or song leading at a ceremony ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cantor

1. a religious singer [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cantor

1. Meyer O., U.S. Physician, *1907. See: Cantor tube. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cantor

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canton
cantonal
cantoned
cantoning
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cantonized
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cantonizing
cantonment
cantonments
cantons
cantoon
cantoons
cantopop
cantor (current term)
cantoral
cantorial
cantoris
cantors
cantos
cantour
cantraip
cantraips
cantrap
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cantred
cantreds
cantref
cantrefs

Literary usage of Cantor

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1. Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon by Abingdon Abbey, Joseph Stevenson (1858)
"cantor in omnibus festis Psalmos débet intonare et ... cantor, pro transgressione mendacii et negligentia in choro officii, puerorum aures ..."

2. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"EQUIVALENCE OF THE DEFINITIONS OF DEDEKIND AND cantor. 32. In order to establish the equivalence of the definitions of irrational numbers, ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1845)
"Notice of the Foetus of Zygaena laticeps, cantor. By Dr. cantor, Civil Surgeon, Prince of Wales Island. Library, East India House, Nov. 5, 1845. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"It is difficult to see how, as cantor suggests (Varies, pp. 298, 387), it can have been connected with the new classification of numbers described by Pappus ..."

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