performer

Definitions

  • War-dance Performed by Egyptian Soldiers Before A Battle
    War-dance Performed by Egyptian Soldiers Before A Battle
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n performer an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE CRUELLEST PART OF THE PERFORMANCE THE CRUELLEST PART OF THE PERFORMANCE
Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic of beautiful handiwork performed by craftsmen of a bygone day Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic...
THE RÔNINS INVITE KÔTSUKÉ NO SUKÉ TO PERFORM HARA-KIRI THE RÔNINS INVITE KÔTSUKÉ NO SUKÉ TO PERFORM HARA-KIRI
A MORNING PERFORMANCE A MORNING PERFORMANCE
A PERFORMING PARROT A PERFORMING PARROT
PERFORMING MONKEYS AND GOAT PERFORMING MONKEYS AND GOAT
A PERFORMING BULL A PERFORMING BULL
man performing on stage man performing on stage

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches
    • n Performer One who performs, accomplishes, or fulfills; as, a good promiser, but a bad performer ; especially, one who shows skill and training in any art; as, a performer of the drama; a performer on the harp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)."
    • n performer One who performs, accomplishes, or fulfils.
    • n performer One who performs or takes part in a play or performance of any kind; an actor, actress, musician, circus-rider, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa
    • Performer one who performs, esp. one who makes a public exhibition of his skill: an actor, an actress, &c
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Quotations

  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with.”
  • Mary Kay Ash
    Mary Kay Ash
    “Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    Jean%20Jacques%20Rousseau
    “The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.”
  • Ellen Barkin
    Ellen Barkin
    “People tend to remember my performances, not me.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. parfournir, par—L. per, through, fournir, to furnish.

Usage

In literature:

And, to his utter astonishment, he was prevailed upon to perform the operation!
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
So into the churchyard the performers went.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
But, there was just as much of Shylock's nature in Henry Irving's performance as in any performance that is recorded.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
But, whatever his football performances, Mansell was a continual source of laughter.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
These two movements of the leg are performed while making the one movement of the arm, as in Fig.
"Swimming Scientifically Taught" by Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
Some days passed, and due requiem services were carefully performed.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
For he possessed the special gifts necessary to the performance of the task.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
The most reckless haste marks every part of the performance.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
In the continuous performance of the psalm of life such contrasts as this of solos and choruses have a reciprocal advantage.
"The Joyful Heart" by Robert Haven Schauffler
Christmas Oratorio, in six sections, for performance on successive days.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
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In poetry:

With faith within to guide them,
And courage to perform,
A nation, from a wilderness,
They hewed with their strong arm.
"The Puritans' Christmas" by Madison Julius Cawein
O Lord, our fathers oft have told,
In our attentive ears,
Thy wonders in their days performed,
And in more ancient years.
"O Lord, our fathers oft have told" by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
With restless and ungoverned rage
Why do the heathen storm?
Why in such rash attempts engage,
As they can ne’er perform?
"With restless and ungoverned rage" by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
Dost see thy best performances
Deserve but hell indeed?
And hence art led, renouncing these,
Thy Husband's blood to plead?
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
But when we view thy strange design
To save rebellious worms,
Our souls are filled with awe divine
To see what God performs.
"Hymn 46 part 1" by Isaac Watts
But, not performing what he meant,
And gladly would have done,
The frighted steed he frighted more,
And made him faster run.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper

In news:

He performed at Reality Kitchen Tuesday night (seen here with Jim Evangelista) and will be performing again at 7:30 this evening, July 12, at Reality Kitchen on Van Buren, across from Ninkasi.
Springfield Ballet Company performs the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS on Dec 10 and Dec 11 with two performances on Saturday.
The Travis High School Theatrical Company will perform 1984, based on the George Orwell novel, and has rescheduled its performances.
Sirsy Music Notes Performance my the band Sirsy, Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti perform " Goner ".
Willie Nelson performs during the opening night of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a special concert featuring a variety of performing artists Friday at 8 pm The performance by the Rolling Roots Revue also will allow audience members to play a part in the folk music performance.
Last week, four buses left for the bi-annual music trip to New York —transporting junior and senior students who performed, did sightseeing and attended Broadway performances.
Performer will have an extra special night when he takes his performance home to the Stadium Theatre on Saturday.
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr performs as Hospice of Huntington celebrates 30 years on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington.
You made me prefer a Shia LaBeouf performance over a Tom Hardy performance.
ST LOUIS — There are, as always, pre-performance dinners and post-performance drinks on beautifully landscaped grounds outside Webster University's Loretto-Hilton Theater.
The Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra perform Beethoven's Fidelio in January 2011 at the Benjamin and Maria Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio.
After more than 40 years in Rockford as an independent organization, Charlotte's Web for the Performing Arts is becoming a division of the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center.
On tonight's (Nov 14) live performance episode of 'X Factor,' the remaining contestants were tasked with performing diva songs.
Performance management systems are really for performance measurement or sometimes.
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In science:

Regarding the total number L on BTS-instants performed by the walk, we can write that L = L2 + L(cid:48) , where L2 is the number of BTS-instants performed by the edges at the vertices of self-intersection that have no p-edges attached at them.
High Moments of Large Wigner Random Matrices and Asymptotic Properties of the Spectral Norm
X-ray tests using a 5.9 keV 55Fe source have been performed to measure the basic performance of the prototypes.
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
Performance analysis. A principal goal of this paper is to provide a detailed analysis of the performance of the proto-algorithm described in §1.3.3.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
We can develop tail bounds for the approximation error, which demonstrate that the average performance of the algorithm is representative of the actual performance.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
Before discussing the activity performed this year, we summarize the main features of the assembly technique and the performance of the first PM.
New results on focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses
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