verb (used with object), des·ig·nat·ed, des·ig·nat·ing.
Examples from the Web for designator
The order of the procession was arranged by the designator, master of ceremonies, and it closely resembled a triumphal procession.The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman
An attendant in a gaily-colored holiday tunic, (designator) corresponds with our box-opener or usher.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
At funerals, his office corresponded with that of the Roman dominus funeris or designator, referred to by Horace, Ep.
Such was the usage in Rome, where the director was styled dominus funeris or designator.
British Dictionary definitions for designator
verb (ˈdɛzɪɡˌneɪt) (tr)
adjective (ˈdɛzɪɡnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
Word Origin for designate
Word Origin and History for designator (1 of 2)
1640s, from Latin designatus, past participle of designare (see design (v.)).