- a person or thing that promotes, furthers, or encourages.
- a person who initiates or takes part in the organizing of a company, development of a project, etc.
- a person who organizes and provides financial backing for a sporting event or entertainment.
- Chemistry. any substance that in small amounts is capable of increasing the activity of a catalyst.
- Also called collector. Metallurgy. a water-repellent reagent enhancing the ability of certain ores to float so that they can be extracted by the flotation process.
- a site on a DNA molecule at which RNA polymerase binds and initiates transcription.
- a gene sequence that activates transcription.
- Obsolete. an informer.
Origin of promoter
Examples from the Web for promoter
Eventually though, Wiles was suspended for "conduct unbecoming to a Promoter of the Miss Gay America pageant system."From Drag Queen To GOP Candidate
May 5, 2014
In 2014, Facebook has become an avatar, promoter, and beneficiary of the social media-related bubble.Silicon Valley Thinks You’re a Fool
April 2, 2014
Better yet, added StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman in an interview with The Daily Beast, blame the venue, the promoter, the artist.12-12-12 Concert Ticket Scalpers: The Hurricane Sandy Benefit Spoilers
December 13, 2012
Onstage, he wears a white T-shirt and pair of baggy jeans (“I wear so much G-Star, I should be the promoter”).Why Enrique Iglesias Is Still Hot
December 1, 2011
Did I mention that Mr. Kristol was once a promoter of Alan Keyes?The New GOP Warmongers
March 22, 2011
He was many other things, but, to be brief, he was a promoter.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
I suppose nobody, certainly not its promoter, is enamoured of this.Another Sheaf
"He was a promoter, just as Jeffrey was," she insisted, with her pretty sulkiness.The Prisoner
"Take all the time you want," replied the promoter, cheerfully.A Woman for Mayor
Helen M. Winslow
You are a very young man to be the promoter of a project of such magnitude.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit
Burt L. Standish
- a person or thing that promotes
- a person who helps to organize, develop, or finance an undertaking
- a person who organizes and finances a sporting event, esp a boxing match
- chem a substance added in small amounts to a catalyst to increase its activity
- genetics a sequence of nucleotides, associated with a structural gene, that must bind with messenger RNA polymerase before transcription can proceed
Word Origin and History for promoter
late 14c., "one who promotes" (the interest of someone), "supporter," agent noun from promote, and also from Old French promoteur and directly from Medieval Latin promotor. Specific financial sense of "one who leads in forming a company" is from 1876; sense of "one who organizes sporting or entertainment events" is attested from 1936.
- A substance that increases the activity of a catalyst.
- A DNA molecule to which RNA polymerase binds, initiating the transcription of mRNA.
- A chemical that may promote carcinogenicity or mutagenicity.
- The region of an operon that acts as the initial binding site for RNA polymerase.