master of ceremonies

master of ceremonies
Date: circa 1610 1. a person who determines the forms to be observed on a public occasion 2. a person who acts as host at a formal event 3. a person who acts as host for a program of entertainment (as on television)

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  • master\ of\ ceremonies — • master of ceremonies • M.C. • emcee 1. noun the person in charge of introducing the various participants in a show or entertainment. Bob Hope was the M.C. of many memorable shows. 2. v To act as master of ceremonies at a show. The famous actor… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • master of ceremonies — n someone who introduces guests or performers at a social or public occasion = ↑emcee ▪ the master of ceremonies for the Miss World Pageant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • master of ceremonies — ► NOUN ▪ a person in charge of procedure at a state occasion, formal event, or entertainment, who introduces the speakers or performers …   English terms dictionary

  • master of ceremonies — index chairman Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • master of ceremonies — noun count someone whose job is to introduce speakers or performers at a formal public event …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • master of ceremonies — n. 1. a person who supervises a ceremony ☆ 2. a person who presides over an entertainment, as on a radio or television program or in a nightclub, at a banquet, etc., introducing the speakers or performers, filling in the intervals with jokes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Master of Ceremonies — MC redirects here. For other uses, see MC (disambiguation). A Master of Ceremonies (MC), or compere, is the host of a staged event or similar performance. An MC usually presents performers, speaks to the audience, and generally keeps the event… …   Wikipedia

  • master of ceremonies — noun a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑emcee, ↑host • Derivationally related forms: ↑host (for: ↑host), ↑emcee …   Useful english dictionary

  • Master of ceremonies — Ceremony Cer e*mo*ny, n.; pl. {Ceremonies}. [F. c[ e]r[ e]monie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.] 1. Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Master of Ceremonies — Der MC oder älter Master of Ceremonies ist im englischen Sprachraum generell der Moderator einer Bühnenshow oder einer anderen Performance. Im deutschen Sprachraum ist das Wort als Titel für den Rapper in einer Hip Hop Gruppe vorgesehen oder als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • master of ceremonies — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms master of ceremonies : singular master of ceremonies plural masters of ceremonies someone whose job is to introduce speakers or performers at a formal public event …   English dictionary

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