Contriver
Contriver Con*triv"er, n. One who contrives, devises, plans, or schemas. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • contriver — index accomplice, architect, author (originator), coactor, conspirer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • contriver — contrive ► VERB 1) devise or plan using skill and artifice. 2) manage to do something foolish. DERIVATIVES contrivable adjective contriver noun. ORIGIN Old French controver imagine, invent , from Latin contropare compare …   English terms dictionary

  • contriver — noun see contrive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contriver — See contrive. * * * …   Universalium

  • contriver — noun A person who contrives; a schemer or planner …   Wiktionary

  • contriver — n. plotter, schemer, one that devises or invents something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contriver — con·triv·er …   English syllables

  • contriver — noun a person who makes plans • Syn: ↑planner, ↑deviser • Derivationally related forms: ↑devise (for: ↑deviser), ↑contrive, ↑plan ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Enginer — En gin*er, n. [See {Engineer}.] A contriver; an inventor; a contriver of engines. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • δραματουργόν — δρᾱματουργόν , δραματουργός contriver masc/fem acc sg δρᾱματουργόν , δραματουργός contriver neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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