8 letter words ending in or

Abductor (n.) One who abducts.

Abductor (n.) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median

Accensor (n.) One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers.

Accentor (n.) One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.

Accentor (n.) A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.

Acceptor (n.) One who accepts

Acceptor (n.) one who accepts an order or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.

Actuator (n.) One who actuates, or puts into action.

Adductor (n.) A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle

Adulator (n.) A servile or hypocritical flatterer.

Affeeror (n.) One who affeers.

Agitator (n.) One who agitates; one who stirs up or excites others; as, political reformers and agitators.

Agitator (n.) One of a body of men appointed by the army, in Cromwell's time, to look after their interests; -- called also adjutators.

Agitator (n.) An implement for shaking or mixing.

Ancestor (n.) One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a fore father.

Ancestor (n.) An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.

Ancestor (n.) One from whom an estate has descended; -- the correlative of heir.

Animator (n.) One who, or that which, animates; an animater.

Anterior (a.) Before in time; antecedent.

Anterior (a.) Before, or toward the front, in place; as, the anterior part of the mouth; -- opposed to posterior.

Appellor (n.) The person who institutes an appeal, or prosecutes another for a crime.

Appellor (n.) One who confesses a felony committed and accuses his accomplices.

Assertor (n.) One who asserts or avers; one who maintains or vindicates a claim or a right; an affirmer, supporter, or vindicator; a defender; an asserter.

Assessor (v.) One appointed or elected to assist a judge or magistrate with his special knowledge of the subject to be decided; as legal assessors, nautical assessors.

Assessor (v.) One who sits by another, as next in dignity, or as an assistant and adviser; an associate in office.

Assessor (v.) One appointed to assess persons or property for the purpose of taxation.

Assignor (n.) An assigner; a person who assigns or transfers an interest; as, the assignor of a debt or other chose in action.

Assistor (n.) A assister.

Attestor (n.) One who attests.

Bachelor (n.) A man of any age who has not been married.

Bachelor (n.) An unmarried woman.

Bachelor (n.) A person who has taken the first or lowest degree in the liberal arts, or in some branch of science, at a college or university; as, a bachelor of arts.

Bachelor (n.) A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field; often, a young knight.

Bachelor (n.) In the companies of London tradesmen, one not yet admitted to wear the livery; a junior member.

Bachelor (n.) A kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish (Pomoxys annularis) of the southern United States.

Backdoor (a.) Acting from behind and in concealment; as, backdoor intrigues.

Barrator (v. i.) One guilty of barratry.

Behavior (n.) Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; -- used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle.

Bisector (n.) One who, or that which, bisects; esp. (Geom.) a straight

Bivector (n.) A term made up of the two parts / + /1 /-1, where / and /1 are vectors.

Capnomor (n.) A limpid, colorless oil with a peculiar odor, obtained from beech tar.

Causator (n.) One who causes.

Caveator (n.) One who enters a caveat.

Cognisor (n.) Alt. of Cognisee

Cognizor (n.) One who acknowledged the right of the plaintiff or cognizee in a fine; the defendant.

Collator (n.) One who collates manuscripts, books, etc.

Collator (n.) One who collates to a benefice.

Collator (n.) One who confers any benefit.

Concolor (a.) Of the same color; of uniform color.

Conjuror (n.) One bound by a common oath with others.

Connusor (n.) See Cognizor.

Conveyor (n.) A contrivance for carrying objects from place to place; esp., one for conveying grain, coal, etc., -- as a spiral or screw turning in a pipe or trough, an endless belt with buckets, or a truck running along a rope.

Cornutor (n.) A cuckold maker.

Corridor (n.) A gallery or passageway leading to several apartments of a house.

Corridor (n.) The covered way lying round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place.

Creditor (n.) One who credits, believes, or trusts.

Creditor (n.) One who gives credit in business matters; hence, one to whom money is due; -- correlative to debtor.

Cremator (n.) One who, or that which, cremates or consumes to ashes.

Cursitor (n.) A courier or runner.

Cursitor (n.) An officer in the Court of Chancery, whose business is to make out original writs.

Cuspidor (n.) Any ornamental vessel used as a spittoon; hence, to avoid the common term, a spittoon of any sort.

Deductor (n.) The pilot whale or blackfish.

Defensor (n.) A defender.

Defensor (n.) A defender or an advocate in court; a guardian or protector.

Defensor (n.) The patron of a church; an officer having charge of the temporal affairs of a church.

Demeanor (v. t.) Management; treatment; conduct.

Demeanor (v. t.) Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien.

Detector (n.) One who, or that which, detects; a detecter.

Detracor (n.) One who detracts; a derogator; a defamer.

Deviator (n.) One who, or that which, deviates.

Dictator (n.) One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others.

Dictator (n.) One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and invested with unlimited power.

Digestor (n.) See Digester.

Director (n.) One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.

Director (n.) One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.

Director (n.) A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.

Director (n.) A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.

Discolor (v. t.) To alter the natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge; as, a drop of wine will discolor water; silver is discolored by sea water.

Discolor (v. t.) To alter the true complexion or appearance of; to put a false hue upon.

Disfavor (n.) Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard.

Disfavor (n.) The state of not being in favor; a being under the displeasure of some one; state of unacceptableness; as, to be in disfavor at court.

Disfavor (n.) An unkindness; a disobliging act.

Disfavor (v. t.) To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance.

Disfavor (v. t.) To injure the form or looks of.

Dishonor (n.) Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.

Dishonor (n.) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.

Dishonor (v. t.) To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.

Dishonor (v. t.) To violate the chastity of; to debauch.

Dishonor (v. t.) To refuse or dec

Dishumor (n.) Ill humor.

Dishumor (v. t.) To deprive of humor or desire; to put out of humor.

Dummador (n.) A dumbledor.

Duressor (n.) One who subjects another to duress

Educator (n.) One who educates; a teacher.

Effector (n.) An effecter.

Egressor (n.) One who goes out.

Elevator (n.) One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything

Elevator (n.) A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage.

Elevator (n.) A cage or platform and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself.

Elevator (n.) A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.

Elevator (n.) A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.

Elevator (n.) An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.

Emulator (n.) One who emulates, or strives to equal or surpass.

Endeavor (v. t.) To exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach; to try; to attempt.

Endeavor (v. i.) To exert one's self; to work for a certain end.

Endeavor (n.) An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial.

Enharbor (v. t.) To find harbor or safety in; to dwell in or inhabit.

Evocator (n.) One who calls forth.

Exceptor (n.) One who takes exceptions.

Executor (n.) One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness.

Executor (n.) An executioner.

Executor (n.) The person appointed by a testator to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease.

Expiator (n.) One who makes expiation or atonement.

Extensor (n.) A muscle which serves to extend or straighten any part of the body, as an arm or a finger; -- opposed to flexor.

Exterior (a.) External; outward; pertaining to that which is external; -- opposed to interior; as, the exterior part of a sphere.

Exterior (a.) External; on the outside; without the limits of; extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to what is within, or in his mind.

Exterior (a.) Relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior relations of a state or kingdom.

Exterior (n.) The outward surface or part of a thing; that which is external; outside.

Exterior (n.) Outward or external deportment, form, or ceremony; visible act; as, the exteriors of religion.

Governor (n.) One who governs; especially, one who is invested with the supreme executive authority in a State; a chief ruler or magistrate; as, the governor of Pennsylvania.

Governor (n.) One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.

Governor (n.) A pilot; a steersman.

Governor (n.) A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.

Impostor (n.) One who imposes upon others; a person who assumes a character or title not his own, for the purpose of deception; a pretender.

Impulsor (n.) One who, or that which, impels; an inciter.

Incensor (n.) A kindler of anger or enmity; an inciter.

Inceptor (n.) A beginner; one in the rudiments.

Inceptor (n.) One who is on the point of taking the degree of master of arts at an English university.

Indictor (n.) One who indicts.

Indorsor (n.) The person who indorses.

Inductor (n.) The person who inducts another into an office or benefice.

Inductor (n.) That portion of an electrical apparatus, in which is the inducing charge or current.

Inferior (a.) Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.

Inferior (a.) Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.

Inferior (a.) Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.

Inferior (a.) Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian.

Inferior (a.) Situated below some other organ; -- said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.

Inferior (a.) On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior.

Inferior (a.) Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.

Inferior (n.) A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.

Injector (n.) One who, or that which, injects.

Insessor (n.) One of the Insessores. The group includes most of the common singing birds.

Interior (a.) Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; -- opposed to exterior, or superficial; as, the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball.

Interior (a.) Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland; as, the interior parts of a region or country.

Interior (n.) That which is within; the internal or inner part of a thing; the inside.

Interior (n.) The inland part of a country, state, or kingdom.

Inventor (n.) One who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices.

Investor (n.) One who invests.

Isolator (n.) One who, or that which, isolates.

Kohinoor (n.) Alt. of Kohnur

Labrador (n.) A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland.

Laudator (n.) One who lauds.

Laudator (n.) An arbitrator.

Mandator (n.) A director; one who gives a mandate or order.

Mandator (n.) The person who employs another to perform a mandate.

Markhoor (n.) A large wild goat (Capra megaceros), having huge flattened spiral horns. It inhabits the mountains of Northern India and Cashmere.

Mediator (n.) One who mediates; especially, one who interposes between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling them; hence, an intercessor.

Messidor (n.) The tenth month of the French republican calendar dating from September 22, 1792. It began June 19, and ended July 18. See VendEmiaire.

Metaphor (n.) The transference of the relation between one set of objects to another set for the purpose of brief explanation; a compressed simile; e. g., the ship plows the sea.

Miscolor (v. t.) To give a wrong color to; figuratively, to set forth erroneously or unfairly; as, to miscolor facts.

Mistutor (v. t.) To instruct amiss.

Narrator (n.) One who narrates; one who relates a series of events or transactions.

Neighbor (n.) A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off.

Neighbor (n.) One who is near in sympathy or confidence.

Neighbor (n.) One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being.

Neighbor (a.) Near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring.

neighbor (v. t.) To adjoin; to border on; tobe near to.

neighbor (v. t.) To associate intimately with.

Neighbor (v. i.) To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near.

Nonjuror (n.) One of those adherents of James II. who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, or to their successors, after the revolution of 1688; a Jacobite.

Objector (n.) One who objects; one who offers objections to a proposition or measure.

Olfactor (n.) A smelling organ; a nose.

Operator (n.) One who, or that which, operates or produces an effect.

Operator (n.) One who performs some act upon the human body by means of the hand, or with instruments.

Operator (n.) A dealer in stocks or any commodity for speculative purposes; a speculator.

Operator (n.) The symbol that expresses the operation to be performed; -- called also facient.

Opinator (n.) One fond of his own opinious; one who holds an opinion.

Outlabor (v. t.) To surpass in laboring.

Oxidator (n.) An oxidizer.

Oxidator (n.) A contrivance for causing a current of air to impinge on the flame of the Argand lamp; -- called also oxygenator.

Palpator (n.) One of a family of clavicorn beetles, including those which have very long maxillary palpi.

Phosphor (n.) Phosphorus.

Phosphor (n.) The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; Lucifer.

Piscator (n.) A fisherman; an angler.

Pledgeor (n.) Alt. of Pledgor

Preemtor (n.) One who preempts; esp., one who preempts public land.

Probator (n.) An examiner; an approver.

Probator (n.) One who, when indicted for crime, confessed it, and accused others, his accomplices, in order to obtain pardon; a state's evidence.

Promisor (n.) One who engages or undertakes; a promiser.

Pronator (n.) A muscle which produces pronation.

Provisor (n.) One who provides; a purveyor.

Provisor (n.) The purveyor, steward, or treasurer of a religious house.

Provisor (n.) One who is regularly inducted into a benefice. See Provision, 5.

Provisor (n.) One who procures or receives a papal provision. See Provision, 6.

Pulsator (n.) A beater; a striker.

Pulsator (n.) That which beats or throbs in working.

Purveyor (n.) One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.

Purveyor (n.) An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king's household.

Purveyor (n.) a procurer; a pimp; a bawd.

Quaestor (n.) Same as Questor.

Radiator (n.) That which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat; especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator.

Recaptor (n.) One who recaptures; one who takes a prize which had been previously taken.

Redactor (n.) One who redacts; one who prepares matter for publication; an editor.

Regrator (n.) One guilty of regrating.

Releasor (n.) One by whom a release is given.

Relessor (n.) See Releasor.

Remittor (n.) One who makes a remittance; a remitter.

Reservor (n.) One who reserves; a reserver.

Retentor (n.) A muscle which serves to retain an organ or part in place, esp. when retracted. See Illust. of Phylactolemata.

Roncador (n.) Any one of several species of California sciaenoid food fishes, especially Roncador Stearnsi, which is an excellent market fish, and the red roncador (Corvina, / Johnius, saturna).

Sculptor (n.) One who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture.

Sculptor (n.) Hence, an artist who designs works of sculpture, his first studies and his finished model being usually in a plastic material, from which model the marble is cut, or the bronze is cast.

Sectator (n.) A follower; a disciple; an adherent to a sect.

Seignior (n.) A lord; the lord of a manor.

Seignior (n.) A title of honor or of address in the South of Europe, corresponding to Sir or Mr. in English.

Selector (n.) One who selects.

Serrator (n.) The ivory gull (Larus eburneus).

Servifor (n.) One who serves; a servant; an attendant; one who acts under another; a follower or adherent.

Servifor (n.) An undergraduate, partly supported by the college funds, whose duty it formerly was to wait at table. A servitor corresponded to a sizar in Cambridge and Dublin universities.

Splendor (n.) Great brightness; brilliant luster; brilliancy; as, the splendor ot the sun.

Splendor (n.) Magnifience; pomp; parade; as, the splendor of equipage, ceremonies, processions, and the like.

Splendor (n.) Brilliancy; glory; as, the splendor of a victory.

Subprior (n.) The vicegerent of a prior; a claustral officer who assists the prior.

Subtutor (n.) An under tutor.

Superior (a.) More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.

Superior (a.) Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.

Superior (a.) Higher or greater in excellence; surpassing others in the greatness, or value of any quality; greater in quality or degree; as, a man of superior merit; or of superior bravery.

Superior (a.) Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to.

Superior (a.) More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species.

Superior (a.) Above the ovary; -- said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.

Superior (a.) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.

Superior (a.) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle.

Superior (n.) One who is above, or surpasses, another in rank, station, office, age, ability, or merit; one who surpasses in what is desirable; as, Addison has no superior as a writer of pure English.

Superior (n.) The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like.

Surveyor (n.) One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an inspector.

Surveyor (n.) One who views and examines for the purpose of ascertaining the condition, quantity, or quality of anything; as, a surveyor of highways, ordnance, etc.

Surveyor (n.) One who surveys or measures land; one who practices the art of surveying.

Surveyor (n.) An officer who ascertains the contents of casks, and the quantity of liquors subject to duty; a gauger.

Surveyor (n.) In the United States, an officer whose duties include the various measures to be taken for ascertaining the quantity, condition, and value of merchandise brought into a port.

Survivor (n.) One who survives or outlives another person, or any time, event, or thing.

Survivor (n.) The longer liver of two joint tenants, or two persons having a joint interest in anything.

Tauridor (n.) A bullfighter; a toreador.

Testator (n.) A man who makes and leaves a will, or testament, at death.

Therefor (adv.) For that, or this; for it.

Toreador (n.) A bullfighter.

Traditor (n.) A deliverer; -- a name of infamy given to Christians who delivered the Scriptures, or the goods of the church, to their persecutors to save their lives.

Trapdoor (n.) A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor.

Trapdoor (n.) A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; -- called also weather door.

Tricolor (n.) The national French banner, of three colors, blue, white, and red, adopted at the first revolution.

Tricolor (n.) Hence, any three-colored flag.

Tronator (n.) An officer in London whose duty was to weigh wool.

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