from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several trumpet-shaped, ciliate protozoans of the genus Stentor, living in dark freshwater pools and feeding chiefly on smaller microorganisms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person with a powerful or stentorian voice
- n. A howler monkey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A herald, in the Iliad, who had a very loud voice; hence, any person having a powerful voice.
- n. Any species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to the genus Stentor and allied genera, common in fresh water. The stentors have a bell-shaped, or cornucopia-like, body with a circle of cilia around the spiral terminal disk. See Illust. under Heterotricha.
- n. A howling monkey, or howler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person having a very powerful voice.
- n. In mammalogy: The ursine howler, Mycetes ursinus, a platyrrhine monkey of South America; an alouate; any species of Mycetes. See cut under howler.
- n. [capitalized] The genus of howlers: same as Mycetes.
- n. In Protozoa: A trumpet-animalcule, or so-called funnel-like polyp.
- n. [capitalized] The typical genus of Stentoridæ, of elongate, trumpetlike, or infundibuliform figure, with rounded peristome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans that are members of the genus Stentor
- n. a speaker with an unusually loud voice
- n. the mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes
After Stentor, a Greek herald.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Stentōr, from Ancient Greek Στέντωρ (Stentor), the name of a herald in the Iliad who had a loud voice. (Wiktionary)