Crossword clues for compere
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1738, from French compère "a godfather," from Old French compere (13c., from Medieval Latin compater) "godfather," also a friendly greeting, "friend, brother," hence "fellow, familiar, intimate" (see compadre).
n. (context chiefly British English) A master of ceremonies, especially for a television, variety or quiz show. vb. (context intransitive transitive English) To act as compere.
n. British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
v. act as a master of ceremonies [syn: emcee]
Compere or compère refers to a master of ceremonies. It is also a French surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Loyset Compère, a French composer of the Renaissance
- Louis Fursy Henri Compere (1768-1833), a French general in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars
- Claude Antoine Compere (1774-1812), a French general in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars
Usage examples of "compere".
Seated on a green-and-white striped chair he watched a revue, of which from start to finish he understood but one word—'out', to wit—absorbed in the doings of a red-moustached gentleman in blue who wrangled in rapid French with a black-moustached gentleman in yellow, while a snow-white commere and a compere in a mauve flannel suit looked on at the brawl.
Do an especially good job showing them how our nonhuman comperes behave in simulated natural settings.