impresario
noun (plural -rios) Etymology: Italian, from impresa undertaking, from imprendere to undertake, from Vulgar Latin *imprehendere — more at emprise Date: 1746 1. the promoter, manager, or conductor of an opera or concert company 2. a person who puts on or sponsors an entertainment (as a television show or sports event) 3. manager, director

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  • imprésario — ou impresario [ ɛ̃presarjo; ɛ̃prezarjo ] n. m. • 1949, 1753; it. impresario « entrepreneur », de impresa « entreprise » 1 ♦ Anciennt Directeur d une entreprise théâtrale. « L Impresario de Smyrne », de Goldoni. 2 ♦ Mod. Personne qui s occupe de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • impresario — imprésario ou impresario [ ɛ̃presarjo; ɛ̃prezarjo ] n. m. • 1949, 1753; it. impresario « entrepreneur », de impresa « entreprise » 1 ♦ Anciennt Directeur d une entreprise théâtrale. « L Impresario de Smyrne », de Goldoni. 2 ♦ Mod. Personne qui s… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Impresario — Sm Künstleragent per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. impresario, zu it. impresa f. Unternehmen , zu l. prehendere, (prehēnsum) fassen, ergreifen, nehmen und l. in . Die Schreibung zunächst mit ss (durch falschen Anschluß… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Impresario — Impresario, from the Italian impresa, an enterprise or undertaking,Impresario: A person who organises and often finances concerts, plays or operas. Origin: mid 18th century, from Italian impresa, ‘undertaking.’ New Oxford American Dictionary.… …   Wikipedia

  • impresario — im‧pre‧sa‧ri‧o [ˌɪmprˈsɑːriəʊ ǁ rioʊ] noun [countable] someone who owns a business that organizes performances in theatres, concert halls etc: • a rock impresario * * * impresario UK US /ˌɪmprəˈsɑːriəʊ/ noun [C] (plural impresarios) ► a person… …   Financial and business terms

  • impresario — impresário (impresȃrio) m <G ija> DEFINICIJA 1. pov. voditelj operne družine u 18. i 19. st. 2. onaj koji se brine o angažmanu glumaca i drugih umjetnika; agent, menadžer, producent ETIMOLOGIJA tal. impresario …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • impresario — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos V, lm M. impresarioriowie, D. impresarioriów {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} osoba organizująca koncerty, widowiska, przedstawienia itp., zajmująca się organizowaniem wystąpień, spotkań, konferencji danego artysty, sportowca,… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • impresário — (impresȃrio) m 〈G ija〉 1. {{001f}}pov. voditelj operne družine u 18. i 19. st. 2. {{001f}}onaj koji se brine o angažmanu glumaca i drugih umjetnika; menadžer, agent, producent ✧ {{001f}}tal …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • impresario — (n.) 1746, from It. impresario operatic manager, lit. undertaker (of a business), from impresa undertaking, fem. of impreso, pp. of imprendere undertake, from V.L. imprendere, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, onto (see IN (Cf. in ) (2))… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Impresario — »Künstler , Konzertagent«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 18. Jh. aus it. impresario »Theaterunternehmer« entlehnt, einer Bildung zu it. impresa »Unternehmen« …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Impresario — Im pre*sa ri*o, n.; pl. {Impresarios}. [It., from impresa enterprise.] 1. The projector, manager, or conductor, of an opera or concert company. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, broadly: Any manager who organizes performances of a group. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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