- hardware or software that transforms one statement at a time of a program written in a high-level language into a sequence of machine actions and executes the statement immediately before going on to transform the next statement.Compare compiler(def 2).
- an electromechanical device that reads the patterns of holes in punched cards and prints the same data on the cards, so that they can be read more conveniently by people.
- interpreted language,
- interpretive centre,
- interpretive semantics,
Origin of interpreter
Examples from the Web for interpreter
Shadman started as a laborer, but within a year became an interpreter because he could speak English.
Our Pashto interpreter explained how he had pretended to be a Pakistani policeman when interested crowds approached the compound.
The grunt takes a hard look at our interpreter, rotates his M16 and opens the vehicle door, motioning for us to get out.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he continued to study English every day and eventually was accepted as an interpreter.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas|Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Follow the latest with the liveblog of The Interpreter, a website covering Russian media and the war in Ukraine.
Quecholli means 'peacock,' but the interpreter of the Codex Telleriano-Remensis calls it the 'serpent of the clouds.'The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2|Hubert Howe Bancroft
The doctor, interpreter, and myself arrived at eight o'clock at night; found water and wood, but had nothing to eat.
On this subject there is written upon the walls of the past a lesson for statesmen that needs no interpreter.
It could not hope to count upon a prophet or an interpreter.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann
"The horse-joke comes in, Walter, when that interpreter begins," said Chase.Horace Chase|Constance Fenimore Woolson
- a program that translates a second program to machine code one statement at a time and causes the execution of the resulting code as soon as the translation is completed
- a machine that interprets the holes in a punched card and prints the corresponding characters on that card
"one who translates spoken languages; a translator of written texts," late 14c., from Old French interpreteor, from Late Latin interpretatorem, agent noun from interpretari (see interpret).