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prater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prater an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prater One who prates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prater One who prates; an idle talker; a loquacious person; one who speaks much to little purpose; a babbler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prater one who prates or talks idly
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. prāten, Dan. prate, Dut. praaten.

Usage

In literature:

Nor is it at all necessary for thee to be a prater, for others better than thou are present.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
At last Hugh was startled by hearing the words "Prater," "Prater the second.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
At last Hugh was startled by hearing the words "Prater", "Prater the second.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
For praters are jeered at for their commonplaces, and hated when they bring bad news, and run into danger when they reveal secrets.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
Speak, I beseech you, that their worships may not take me for some lying prater.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Those dreaming pedants and praters never for a moment comprehended their position.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
With Four Illustrations by Ernest Prater.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
Robert got a big carriage, and we all driv over to the Prater, a most beautiful park on an island in the Danube.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Mr. Prater, after whom Prater Canyon is named, homesteaded on the Mesa Verde in 1899.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
How wholly we all lie at the mercy of a single prater, not needfully with any malign purpose!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It has been said with truth that the Prater is one of the best promenades in existence.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Prater (Horatio), a gentleman of some fortune who devoted himself to the propagation of Freethought ideas.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Illustrated by E. Prater.
"Literature for Children" by Orton Lowe
Did you not drive five-in-hand on the Prater, three years ago on the first of May?
"'O Thou, My Austria!'" by Ossip Schubin
When Siegi was barely three years old, Fritz used to put him on the seat beside him in his dog-cart, and drive with him in the Prater.
"'Gloria Victis!'" by Ossip Schubin
Hyde Park, the Bois, the Cascine, the Prater, show no such sumptuous display.
"From the Easy Chair, series 2" by George William Curtis
The next morning, in the earliest dawn, two carriages were seen driving to a secluded spot at the farther end of the Prater.
"For Sceptre and Crown, Vol. I (of II)" by Gregor Samarow
Would you have me drive in the Prater?
"For Sceptre and Crown, Vol. II (of II)" by Gregor Samarow
Wistik pretended to be very mysterious, but he is a prater who cannot keep his secret.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
The Palace of the Exhibition was built on the Prater.
"Thoughts on Art and Autobiographical Memoirs of Giovanni Duprè" by Giovanni Duprè
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In news:

Eldon Layton Prater, a former Big Spring resident, died Dec 28, 2010, in San Angelo.
Mary Prater, 74, of Monroe died at 8 pm Sunday at her home.
Mary Ann "Boots" (Schmidt) Prater Dec 16, 1937-Nov 27, 2011.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater is facing a charge of drunken driving and fleeing the scene of an accident.
Police Chief John Jackson said Prater was involved in a minor, non-injury accident in a hotel parking lot on Aug 2.
Prater says he's healthy, stronger than ever.
Denver Bronco's Matt Prater has the big leg.
Author Page for Dan Prater .
Scott Lynn Prater, age 40, of Bismarck, passed away Thursday, Oct 13, 2011, in the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born Jan 25, 1971, in Harrison the son of Tommy and Patricia (Patty) Cooper Prater .
Willamette University College of Law Mark Prater .
Mark Prater, the top Republican tax staffer in the US Senate, was chosen Tuesday to be the staff director of the congressional "super committee" charged with developing a deficit reduction plan.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Wybron, Inc, has hired Erin Prater as its PR and marketing coordinator.
Prater, a writer and photographer, has a background in newspaper and magazine journalism, as well as book publishing.
Broncos' Matt Prater denied shot at historic kick.
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