Definition of Compere

1. Noun. British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc.

Generic synonyms: Emcee, Host, Master Of Ceremonies



2. Verb. Act as a master of ceremonies.
Exact synonyms: Emcee
Generic synonyms: Host
Derivative terms: Emcee

Definition of Compere

1. Noun. (chiefly British) A master of ceremonies in a television, variety or quiz show. Also used more generally for any master of ceremonies. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive transitive) To act as compere. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly British) A master of ceremonies in a television, variety or quiz show. Also used more generally for any master of ceremonies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compere

1. to act as master of ceremonies [v -PERED, -PERING, -PERES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compere

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Literary usage of Compere

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1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1887)
"compere: I shall not say much on this insect question from the little ... compere: Yes; I intend to whenever my neighbor gets into the same notion; ..."

2. Term Reports in the Court of King's Bench by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Charles Durnford, Edward Hyde East (1817)
"The testator Thomas compere the younger, died without issue on the 5th of May 1739. And upon his death his brother Anthony compere, entered into possession ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"... Tbi* term elsewhere assumes nearly the same form with the word used in the E. law. —"Robert Mar consentit—to compere before the ..."

4. The Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu: With Some of the Letters of Her by Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, Matthew Montagu (1825)
"Torri is to stand godfather to-day to a child of Dr. Cox's, and who do you think is to be his compere? even Admiral Byng: who, some say, should be hanged ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"Every body had a joke for compere Martin, and compere Martin had a joke for every body. ... The arrival of compere Martin was welcomed by a legion of women, ..."

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