Origin of prompter
adjective, prompt·er, prompt·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a limit of time given for payment for merchandise purchased, the limit being stated on a note of reminder (prompt note).
- the contract setting the time limit.
Origin of prompt
Synonyms for prompt
Related Words for promptertimely, precise, rapid, efficient, punctual, immediate, instantaneous, speedy, quick, expeditious, swift, instant, brisk, alert, eager, willing, ready, smart, apt, vigilant
Examples from the Web for prompter
Contemporary Examples of prompter
When you were standing there and realized the wrong speech was in the prompter, what was going through your mind?Bring Back Fighting Obama
September 3, 2009
On that note, Michael, reading the prompter again in March said, “I will sing all the songs my fans want to hear.”The Michael Jackson I Knew
March 5, 2009
Historical Examples of prompter
The prompter read your lines, but everything has gone to pieces.The Christian
The prompter was dismissed, but the three actresses began to complain.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The prompter was at his post, but took no earthly notice of the scene.The Making Of A Novelist
David Christie Murray
She breathed heavily, and looked around as if for a prompter.A Pair of Blue Eyes
"She ought to marry the prompter or the box-keeper," said Nash.The Tragic Muse
- the time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit
- the contract specifying this time limit
- Also called: prompt notea memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him of the time limit and the sum due
Word Origin for prompt
1540s, agent noun from prompt (v.)). Earlier was promptator (mid-15c.).
early 15c., "readiness," from Latin promptus (see prompt (v.)). Meaning "hint, act of prompting" is from 1590s. Computer sense attested by 1977.
early 15c., from Old French prompt and directly from Latin promptus "brought forth," hence "visible, apparent, evident," past participle of promere "to take or bring out or forth" (see prompt (v.)).Related: Promptly; promptitude.