- a person or thing that animates.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for animator
Vladimir Shahettinin, a 40-year-old computer programmer and animator, makes what he describes as “patriotic cartoons.”Ukraine’s Vigilante Peacemakers
May 17, 2014
I wanted to be an animator when I was a kid so I really enjoy that kind of work.‘Saturday Night Live’ Star Bobby Moynihan Is the ‘Chozen’ One
January 13, 2014
An installation by South African animator William Kentridge, vaguely on the subject of time, recalls 1920s expressionist theater.The Art Exhibition Documenta Contains Almost Too Much Good Art to Experience
June 9, 2012
- an artist who produces animated cartoons
- Canadian a person who coordinates or facilitates something, esp a television or radio presenter
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Word Origin and History for animator
1630s, "one who enlivens or inspires," from Latin animator, agent noun from animare (see animate (v.)). Cinematographic sense is from 1919.
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