Definition of Adopter

1. Noun. A person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child.

Exact synonyms: Adoptive Parent
Generic synonyms: Parent
Derivative terms: Adopt



Definition of Adopter

1. n. One who adopts.

Definition of Adopter

1. Noun. one who adopts ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adopter

1. one that adopts [n -S] - See also: adopts

Medical Definition of Adopter

1. 1. One who adopts. 2. A receiver, with two necks, opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give more space to elastic vapors, to increase the length of the neck of a retort, or to unite two vessels whose openings have different diameters. Alternative forms: adapter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adopter

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Literary usage of Adopter

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"... though his treacherous ' adopter ' deserts him on a doorstep, than if he were so kindly cruel as lo tolerate his existence at the FARM. 2. (prison). ..."

2. Roman Antiquities: Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam, John Richardson Major (1835)
"The adopted passed into the family, the name, and sacred rites of the adopter, and also succeeded to his fortune. Cicero makes no distinction between these ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1863)
"No marriage can take place between the adopter and the adopted, or his descendants, and in certain other cases specified, The practice of adoption ..."

4. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1899)
"Adoption does not make the adopted child of the blood of its adopter, nor of the blood of his ancestors. True, section 3140 of the Revised Statutes provides ..."

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