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Definition of the noun speculator

What does speculator mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: speculators

  1. someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: thinker = someone who exercises the mind
  2. someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of speculator: plunger
    • more generic words: adventurer / venturer = a person who enjoys taking risks; gambler = a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
    • more specific terms:
      • hedger = someone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss
      • operator = a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets
      • scalper = someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
      • venture capitalist = a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects

Alternative definition of the noun speculator


  1. [business, finance] One who speculates; as in investing, one who is willing to take volatile risks upon invested principle for the potential of substantial returns.


Speculator is a village in Hamilton County, New York, United States. The population was 324 at the 2010 census. The village is named after a nearby Speculator Mountain.


  1. Speculator is a fictional character from the 2009 film Baarìa.
  2. Speculator is a fictional character in the 1955 drama war film A Generation.


  1. "Speculator" is a composition.
  2. "Speculator" is a musical EP of iNsuRge.


  1. Speculator is a profession.
  2. Speculator is a computer emulator, software.
    • developer: Gabriele Roncolato
    • genre: Emulator
    • license: Freeware
  3. Speculator is a software, computer emulator.
    • developer: Steve Gillott
    • genre: Emulator
    • license: Freeware

Phrases with Speculator

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  2. Quedius Speculator
  3. Adoretus Speculator
  4. Ataenius Speculator
  5. Chelonus Speculator
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  7. Bathythrix Speculator
  8. Ochthebius speculator
  9. Phyllotrox Speculator
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  11. Tanyproctus Speculator
  12. Aspidosiphon speculator
  13. Metamermerus Speculator
  14. Telostylinus Speculator
  15. Otidocephalus Speculator
  16. Platycephalus speculator
  17. Megalocranchia Speculator
  18. species Myrmex speculator
  19. Paraspidosiphon speculator
  20. Species Quedius Speculator

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Google previewTrading Commodities and Financial Futures (2013)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Markets by George Kleinman

A speculator, on the other hand, tries to make money by buying low and selling high (or vice versa). A speculator is a marketplace participant who is neither a ...

Google previewFinancial Management for Decision Making (2003)

by Harold Bierman, Seymour Smidt

A second advantage of convertible bonds for a speculator is that the bonds sometimes have a smaller margin requirement than stock.

Google previewThe International Dictionary of Artificial Intelligence (1999)

by William J. Raynor

Trading Rules Obviously, the corporate currency manager and the currency speculator have much more in common than either are willing to admit. Each will risk financial loss in unpredictable markets. The cash exposure carried ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Investing (2012)

by Robert E. Stevens

SPECULATOR A speculator is someone who attempts to profit from selling and buying contracts by anticipating future price adjustments. The speculator assumes market prices and adds liquidity ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

*speculator. ' A friendly speculator (common term for a professional depredator in the Western country at the time of which we write '¦ca. 1833) ...

Google previewDictionary of Commerce and Management (2004)

by K.C.S. Ranganayakulu

bull speculator.

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary Or the Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and Fast Expressions of High and Low Society Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced (1864)

speculator on the Exchange; and a BULL, although of another order, follows a. like profession. There is something very humorous and applicable in the Slang term LAME DUCK, a defaulter in stock-jobbing speculations.

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary (1864)

Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast" Expressions of High and Low Society. Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced by John Camden Hotten

A bear is a speculator on the Exchange ; and a boll, although of another order, follows a like profession.

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Speculator Meaning

Video shows what speculator means. One who speculates; an observer; a contemplator.. One who forms theories; a theorist.. One who speculates; as in ...

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Quotes about Speculator

If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong. (Bernard Baruch)
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Scrabble value of S1P3E1C3U1L1A1T1O1R1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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