• WordNet 3.6
    • n appraiser one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
    • n appraiser one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Appraiser One who appraises; esp., a person appointed and sworn to estimate and fix the value of goods or estates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n appraiser One who appraises, or estimates worth of any kind, intellectual, moral, or material; specifically, a person licensed and sworn to estimate and fix the value of goods or estate. [Appraise, appraiser, appraisement, are now generally used, instead of apprize, apprizer, apprizement, although the latter were formerly used by good English authors, as Bacon and Bishop Hall, and are still frequently used in the United States.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Appraiser one who values property: one who estimates quality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Appraise Apprizer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Late in appearing; for some time used in the same sense as praise. Perh. formed on analogy of the synonymous Prize, Apprize.


In literature:

To this process the Government brings professional appraisers of talent, men who can assay brains as experts assay gold at the Mint.
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
In 1869 the property was appraised at $125,000.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
He therefore called out to the appraiser, and asked him what she was going at.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
The barker appraised him with one sweeping glance.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Scattergood walked along in silence for a few paces; then he regarded Mr. Spackles appraisingly.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
They shall be appraised and sold to satisfy his debts.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Now, when taking these facts into account we should be very careful in appraising the efforts of our own players.
"Our Stage and Its Critics" by "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
The squatter turned from his labor and bent upon his visitor an appraising glance.
"Kindred of the Dust" by Peter B. Kyne
We do not appraise it at so high a valuation as the other franchise, but we do value it.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
For his eyes took her in, for the moment appraised her.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell

In poetry:

"My purpose went not to develop
Such insight in Earthland;
Such potent appraisements affront me,
And sadden my reign!
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
They grant us sudden days
Snatched from their business of war;
But we are too close to appraise
What manner of men they are.
"The Verdicts [Jutland]" by Rudyard Kipling
"We're both growing old, and the end's drawing near,
You have less of this world to resign,
But in Heaven's appraisal your assets, I fear,
Will reckon up greater than mine.
"Valuation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yes, we sophomores figured duly
That, if we appraised him truly,
Horace must have been a brick;
And no wonder that with ranting
Rhymes he went a-gallivanting
Round with sprightly Lydia Dick!
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field

In news:

We contacted appraiser Ted Trotta for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.
Finance Committee will consider developer's $85,000 offer to buy acre after getting appraisal that sets value at $200,000.
Reality skein features families putting possibly valuable finds from their home up for auction with the help of appraisers.
Now a marine surveyor and appraiser, he's also been a fisherman, a lobsterman and an operator of ferries and charter boats.
Jennifer MacLeod of Perry's at SouthPark (Charlotte, NC) was recently elected to membership in The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA).
I promised that I would keep you appraised of any recalls that might affect your truck, trailer or boat, and this week a new one was issued.
In Washington, the federal government has appraised it like a '96 Camaro with bad brakes.
I am grateful for Peter Singer's appraisal of my book, but I feel he has not quite caught the thrust of my reflections on the crucial question of the relation of Marxism to liberty.
In a survey by the National Association of Realtors ( NAR ) in September, 65% of realtors reported they had no contract problems relating to home appraisals over the past three months.
NAR wants greater appraiser competency, accuracy Strong, independent appraisals critical in housing market, Realtor tells Congress.
Can This New Technology Appraise Chiropractic Objectively.
We contacted appraiser David Rago for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.
Suzanne Gloden, left, an appraiser and oil painting restorer, examines a watercolor painting brought in by Mary Ann Toncar of Streetsboro.
Short appraisals typically arise in a declining housing market because the lack of recent comparable area homes sales, or "comps," making it difficult for appraisers to determine the current market value of a property.
Request that the appraiser have a residential appraiser certification and a professional designation.

In science:

They assumed that emotions are reduced to appraisals and other states that are not emotions.
Curiosity and Pleasure
Kratsch, Exact Exponential Algorithms, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2010. C. E. Maldonado, N. Gómez-Cruz, Facing NP problems via artificial life: a philosophical appraisal, In: G. Kampis, I. Karsai, E. Szathmáry (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Life, vol II, LNCS 5578, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2011, pp. 216-221. M.
Biological Computation as the Revolution of Complex Engineered Systems
An appraisal of some shortest-path algorithms.
Randomized Speedup of the Bellman-Ford Algorithm
In earlier works of Shikhmurzaev (e.g. 4,16 ) and in the appraisals of Billingham, 24,37 mass exchange between the interfaces and the bulk was taken into account in the surface phase mass balance equations but neglected in the boundary conditions for the normal component of the bulk velocity.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
Significant detections trigger further automated data gathering or generating actions, building up a body of related information that needs to be collated, managed and, ultimately, appraised and analyzed to determine the optimal response.
Data challenges of time domain astronomy