[ an-uh-mey-ter ]
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  1. a person or thing that animates.

  2. Graphic Arts. an artist who produces animation from drawings, objects, or computer models: a cartoon animator;a video game animator;a stop-motion animator.

Origin of animator

First recorded in 1565–75, and in 1915–20 for def. 2; from Late Latin animātor; see origin at animate, -tor
  • Sometimes an·i·mat·er .

Words Nearby animator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use animator in a sentence

  • Pachacamac, the great deity mentioned above, signifies "earth-animator."

    Moon Lore | Timothy Harley
  • So, though Picasso remains the animator of the doctrinaire school or schools, Lhote may become the master.

    Since Czanne | Clive Bell
  • What made me ask about children was that—that mediaeval animator.

    Bud | Neil Munro
  • The substantial cause, the efficient of the worlds, the animator of spirits.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha | Madhava Acharya
  • Viracocha too had a cosmic position; an old Peruvian hymn calls him “world-former, world-animator.”

British Dictionary definitions for animator



/ (ˈænɪˌmeɪtə) /

  1. an artist who produces animated cartoons

  2. Canadian a person who coordinates or facilitates something, esp a television or radio presenter

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