conferrer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conferrer someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)
    • n conferrer person who makes a gift of property
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conferrer One who bestows; a giver.
    • Conferrer One who confers; one who converses.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conferrer One who confers or consults.
    • n conferrer One who bestows.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conferrer one who confers
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. conferrecon, together, ferre, to bring.

Usage

In literature:

It is yourself, and not the conferrer of the benefit, that you want her to care for.
"The Trial" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Consulte with many of those thinges, which thou oughtest to dooe: the same that thou wilt after dooe, conferre with fewe.
"Machiavelli, Volume I" by Niccolò Machiavelli
Thus they in heaven mutual conferr'd.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
All which this Examinate then heard them conferre of.
"Discovery of Witches" by Thomas Potts
These gifts conferr'd Divine, the awful Deity retired.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Our farr distance hath bene y^e reason of this long delay, as also y^t they could not conferr their counsells togeather.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
No fame her natal town, no fame her sire On her bestow'd; her skill conferr'd renown.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
He said then, bring her to conferre with mee, That I may try if all be true you say.
"Seven Minor Epics of the English Renaissance (1596-1624)" by Dunstan Gale
Seignior Marforio, The Honours you have Conferr'd Me, will bind me Your Friend everlastingly.
"The Covent Garden Theatre, or Pasquin Turn'd Drawcansir" by Charles Macklin
Conferre the twelfthe conclusion with this theoreme.
"The Path-Way to Knowledg" by Robert Record
***

In poetry:

In each event of life, how clear,
Thy ruling hand I see;
Each blessing to my soul more dear,
Because conferr'd by thee.
"A Hymn" by Helen Maria Williams
Of all the gifts conferr'd by heaven,
Time is the brightest—is the best;
Through time eternity is given;
By earthly labours—heavenly rest.
"Autumn: Sunday Morning" by John Bowring
Smiles from a conscience purified,
Far lovelier than the fleeting glory
Conferr'd in all a monarch's pride,
Embalm'd in all the light of story.
"Autumn: Saturday Evening" by John Bowring

In news:

UCI Law School graduate Sam Lam reacts after the Conferral of Hoods ceremony Saturday.
***

In science:

The fact that each neuron’s state depends on its neighbours conferres to the mechanism a certain robustness in the face of random fluctuations.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
***