- a person or thing that demonstrates.
- Also demonstrant. a person who takes part in a public demonstration, as by marching or picketing.
- a person who explains orteaches by practical demonstrations.
- a person who exhibits the use and application of (a product, service, etc.) to a prospective customer.
- the product, device, machine, etc., actually used in demonstrations to purchasers or prospective customers: They sold the demonstrator at half price.
Origin of demonstrator
Related Wordsradical, striker, rioter, marcher, revolutionary, agitator, troublemaker, dissenter, objector, disrupter
Examples from the Web for demonstrators
In Dresden, Germany, anti-Islam rallies each week draw thousands of demonstrators.Police Hunt for Paris Massacre Suspects
Tracy McNicoll, Christopher Dickey
January 7, 2015
This event, know as “Turn Around Tuesday,” enraged many of the demonstrators, especially the young SNCC activists.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
At Grand Central Station, demonstrators held a die-in, Gothamist reported.Trayvon Martin’s Family Rejects ‘Dead Cops’ Marchers
December 24, 2014
A number of bottles and other debris came down upon the demonstrators and cops on the roadway from the pedestrian walkway above.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
Different groups went in different directions, and without any clear leaders or certain destination, demonstrators followed.Eric Garner Protests: ‘It’s Like Vietnam’
Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson, Jacob Siegel, Chris Allbritton
December 5, 2014
It is enough to count him among the greatest of its expounders and demonstrators.Sophisms of the Protectionists
So would the demonstrators not take that road—they might take any other they liked.Aaron's Rod
D. H. Lawrence
Still, I was able to understand the demonstrators' point of view.Zuleika Dobson
A number of demonstrators were killed and wounded, but still the disorders did not yet become general.
The demonstrators were finally driven away and within forty-eight hours order had been reestablished.
- a person who demonstrates equipment, machines, products, etc
- a person who takes part in a public demonstration
- a piece of merchandise, such as a car that one test-drives, used to display merits or performance to prospective buyers
Word Origin and History for demonstrators
1610s, "one who points out," agent noun in Latin form from demonstrate. From 1680s as "one who uses exhibits as a method of teaching;" 1870 as "one who participates in public demonstrations."