-or; -our (primarily British)
(Latin: a suffix; state of, result of; he who, that which)
We could only clamber up the steep hill.
2. Acting in a loud and noisy way: The children obviously wanted to clamor around the musicians, and to sing songs and to laugh.
When the tourists tried to clamber down the hillside, they disrupted a flock of geese, the clamor of which could be heard for miles.
A British member of the group wrote a message in his e-mail: "It was almost as if the geese were trying to clamour for attention."
2. The system in a gas turbine or jet engine that contains burners, ignitors (devices for lighting or igniting fuel), and injection devices in addition to the combustion chamber.
3. The combustion chamber together with burners, ignitors, and injection devices in a gas turbine or jet engine.
2. The director of an orchestra or chorus, who indicates to the performers the rhythm, expression, etc., of the music by motions of a baton or of the hands.
3. An official who has charge of the passengers, collects fares, and generally directs the proceedings, on an omnibus, tram, or a railroad train.
4. Anything that conducts, leads, or guides; a channel by which water, etc. is conducted.
5. A substance having the property of conducting or permitting the passage of heat, electricity, or other form of energy.
6. A device or arrangement (e.g. a wire, rod, or the like) for conducting electricity; that part of a cable, etc., by which the electricity is conducted.
2. Someone who performs magic tricks; a magician.
3. A sorcerer or sorceress.
2. A person who has overcome an opponent in some kind of contest: Norbert was hailed as the conqueror after he had won five boxing matches in a row.
2. A snake which kills its prey by squeezing or constriction; such as, a python, boa constrictor, etc.
3. Someone or something that constricts somebody or something else.
2. Someone who agrees to furnish materials or to perform services at a specified price; especially, for construction work.
3. Something that contracts; especially, a muscle in the body.
2. A space heater that transfers heat to the surrounding area: Mark bought a new convector for his work room when the weather turned cold.
The councilor was elected to city hall; however, she felt unsure about all of the issues so she hired a counselor to assist her.