Meaning of contriver in English:


Pronunciation /kənˈtrʌɪvə/

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See contrive

‘Very true, of course, but that a man as intelligent as him, a master contriver of logic games and word puzzles, could have so misunderstood the crux of the play is amazing.’
  • ‘As his secretary later wrote: ‘in matters of counsel, nothing for the most part was done without him, for that nothing was thought well done whereof he was not the contriver and director.’’
  • ‘And this accession of revenue will accrue to the individual benefit of the contriver, so long as the contrivance can be confined to his own knowledge…’