Speculator

Definition of Speculator

Spec´u`la`tor   Pronunciation: spĕk´ũ`lā`tẽr
n.1.One who speculates. Specifically: (a) An observer; a contemplator; hence, a spy; a watcher.
2.One who forms theories; a theorist.
A speculator who had dared to affirm that the human soul is by nature mortal.
- Macaulay.
3.(Com.) One who engages in speculation; one who buys and sells goods, land, etc., with the expectation of deriving profit from fluctuations in price.

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