Meaning of OPERATOR in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ ɒpəreɪtə(r) ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
An operator is a person who connects telephone calls at a telephone exchange or in a place such as an office or hotel.
He dialled the operator and put in a call for Rome.
An operator is a person who is employed to operate or control a machine.
N-COUNT : usu n N
An operator is a person or a company that runs a business. ( BUSINESS )
...‘Tele-Communications’, the nation’s largest cable TV operator.
N-COUNT : usu with supp
If you call someone a good operator , you mean that they are skilful at achieving what they want, often in a slightly dishonest way. ( INFORMAL )
...one of the shrewdest political operators in the Arab World.
N-COUNT : usu adj N
see also tour operator
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006