• WordNet 3.6
    • n promoter someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    • n promoter a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was written in 1939 for a store promotion by an advertising employee of the department store Montgomery Ward
    • Promoter (Chem) A substance that increases the activity of a catalyst, when present in small quantity in the reaction mixture.
    • Promoter An informer; a makebate.
    • Promoter One who excites; as, a promoter of sedition.
    • Promoter One who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy.
    • Promoter Specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the preliminary steps in, a scheme for the organization of a corporation, a joint-stock company, or the like.
    • Promoter (Genetics) The region of a DNA molecule to which RNA polymerase binds to initiate the process of transcription, i.e. the synthesis of RNA whose sequence is determined by the sequence of the DNA adjacent to the promoter site; also, the sequence of bases in the DNA at such a promoter site.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.
    • n promoter One who or that which promotes, forwards, or advances; an encourager: as. a promoter of charity.
    • n promoter One who aids in promoting some financial undertaking; one engaged in getting up a joint-stock company; one who makes it his business to assist in the organization and capitalizing of corporations.
    • n promoter An informer; specifically, a person who prosecuted offenders as an informer in his own name and the king's, receiving in reward part of the fines or penalties.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Two-thirds of promotion is motion”
  • Denis Diderot
    “Distance is a great promoter of admiration!”
  • Larry Holmes
    Larry Holmes
    “All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.”
  • Pat Riley
    “Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.”
  • Lord Essex
    Lord Essex
    “Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.”


In literature:

Since the first exhibition of that medicine, very small doses have been always found sufficient to promote the flow of urine.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
Regimental Quartermaster C. H. Dean; August 27, 1862; promoted A.Q.M., February 18, 1864.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
Death, too, may be considered a promoter of human progress.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
His promotion, when it commenced, was liberal; it was not meteoric.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Girls with managing ability may be promoted to hold important positions.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
In that plight he was even promoted.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
A. C. Wilson were promoted to the rank of Major and appointed to companies.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
Here was promotion with a vengeance.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
He had distinguished himself on many occasions, and had received special promotion into the Lancashire Fusiliers.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
Don't you see he can get you on some general's staff, and have you promoted every time there is a skirmish?
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic

In poetry:

He was adored by all his men,
For worthy CAPTAIN REECE, R.N.,
Did all that lay within him to
Promote the comfort of his crew.
"Captain Reece" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Such honors never come by chance,
Nor do the winds promotion blow;
'Tis God the Judge doth one advance,
'Tis God that lays another low.
"Psalm 75" by Isaac Watts
Their objects were - their only cares -
To justify their Boards in showing
A handsome dividend on shares
And keep their good promoter going.
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Let others fear: To Britain dear
Whate'er promotes her daring claim;
Those terrors charm Which keep her warm
In chase of honest gain or fame.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
There was an Old Man of Madras,
Who rode on a cream-coloured ass;
But the length of its ears,
So promoted his fears,
That it killed that Old Man of Madras.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Madras" by Edward Lear
The Sheep grows wool and thus promotes
The making of vests, pants and coats—
Vests, pants and coats and woolen cloths
Provide good food for hungry moths.
"The Sheep" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Stacee Jax, he gives until it hurts,' says Baldwin's club promoter character after the shirtless and sweaty superstar belts out Bon Jovi's 'Dead or Alive.
Josh Thole has been promoted from Triple-A Buffalo.
LENOIR, N.C.– Bernhardt Furniture has promoted Beverly Brooks to national sales manager for residential sales.
Piers Morgan Tonight" to promote his new self-published memoir, "Tales of a Rascal," but the appearance descended almost instantly into a meltdown of "Tiger Blood proportions.
Our friends at Vulture notified us that on the promotional site for the coming-soon Simpsons movie, you can create your own Simpsons character.
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva takes part in a news conference to promote his bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
I received an e-mail from GSN (formerly known as the Game Show Network) about a new game show it is promoting called The American Bible Challenge.
'The Promotion' - battling to be big cheese .
(File photo The Associated Press) Kody Brown poses with wives Robyn, Christine, Meri and Janelle in a promotional photo for the reality series "Sister Wives.".
A showbiz institution paid Waco a visit in early 1948, promoting his popular radio program.
Cross-Promotions, Tight Purse Strings Help Gina Centrello Turn Around Division.
Supplied photo Margaret Yap of Ryerson University is co-author of a study showing that promotion bottlenecks trap women and minorities in middle management.
On Saturday night, two New York natives will fight each other in a mixed martial arts bout through the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world's largest promotion company for MMA.
Creators, producers, promoters, and fans.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has announced the appointment of Nabil Kazi to VP, global promotions and the promotion of Morgan Chess to VP, digital strategy and commerce.

In science:

Such a topological formulation is given in Section III, which is then promoted to four dimensions in Section IV. A commentary on our results comprises the last Section V.
Topological Mass Generation in Four Dimensions
If you can rationally promote one proposition of the two then you should assign them probabilities according to certain other rules that ensure they obey criteria of rationality i.e.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
In the Euler description ~Q is promoted to an independent variable and renamed ~r .
General noncommuting curvilinear coordinates and fluid Mechanics
We will also promote the inclusion of the data in all appropriate future Virtual Observatory projects.
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
P is promoted to a field (P (Y , τ )), w0 is a small complex correction function, which is order of spatial variation of the position of the interface (w0 ∼ ∂Y Y P ) [21–24].
Transversal interface dynamics of a front connecting a stripe pattern to a uniform state