Definition of Contriver

1. Noun. A person who makes plans.

Exact synonyms: Deviser, Planner
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Designer, Intriguer, Maneuverer, Manoeuvrer, Plotter, Schemer, Strategian, Strategist, Tactician
Derivative terms: Contrive, Devise, Devise, Plan, Plan, Plan



Definition of Contriver

1. n. One who contrives, devises, plans, or schemas.

Definition of Contriver

1. Noun. A person who contrives; a schemer or planner ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contriver

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Contriver

contristing
contrists
contrite
contritely
contriteness
contritenesses
contrition
contritions
contrivable
contrivance
contrivances
contrive
contrived
contrivement
contrivements
contriver (current term)
contrivers
contrives
contriving
contro-
control
control-freak
control account
control animal
control arm
control board
control brief
control briefs
control center
control character

Literary usage of Contriver

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... 1326. grand engineer and contriver of all mischief against —— the king. Witness the sermon preached by him at Oxford before the queen, (then in hostile ..."

2. Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect by Hezekiah Niles (1822)
"'I'llis certainly, bad it succeeded, would have effected the purpose of the contriver^ ... contriver ..."

3. Foreign Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States: The Numbers by Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1855)
"... us—Theold avowed enemy of Protestant liberty—Character of tha people of Austria—Slaves—Character of Prince Metternich, th« arch-contriver of plans to ..."

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