Word family noun developer development redevelopment adjective developedundeveloped developing verb develop redevelop
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeveloperde‧vel‧op‧er /dɪˈveləpə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun 1 [countable]BBTB a person or company that makes money by buying land and then building houses, factories etc on it a Florida property developer2 [countable] a person or an organization that works on a new idea, product etc to make it successful software developers3 [countable, uncountable]TCP a chemical substance used for making images appear on film or photographic paper late developer at late1(7)
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developerGreat economic sacrifices have been made by developers, loggers and fishermen to protect endangered species.When Cybersuds began in mid-1994, it attracted a couple of dozen developers, most of whom knew each other.The company was an early developer of computer-controlled robots.In about 60 days the Port will invite developers to make proposals for this landmark structure. 7.Management developers will need to help managers to work comfortably within a clash of values.A 63-year-old property developer who does not want to be named, he is one of the wealthiest men on the island.What's in it for the developer?At the same time, Microsoft can get feedback quickly from the developers.A deed of transfer was executed on 18 October, whereby the developers transferred the land in question to the developerIt is the third house Geoffrey, a property developer, has designed for the family.STOKESLEY-based property developer and builder, Avon, is to build a £4m industrial park at South Bank, Middlesbrough.The wealthy Detroit property developer of shopping malls enjoyed the social prestige of owning the world's largest auction house.In Moscow property developers have bought out many of the families housed in handsome, pre-revolutionary buildings near the centre.A 63-year-old property developer who does not want to be named, he is one of the wealthiest men on the island.Charles Keating, once a successful Phoenix property developer, has become the bankrupt symbol of the multi-billion dollar savings-and-loan debacle.Bock, a one-time property developer, himself owns 19 percent of the company.Lanier, 66, was a wealthy white property developer who had never before run for public office.
From King Business Dictionarydeveloperde‧vel‧op‧er /dɪˈveləpə-ər/ noun [countable]1MANUFACTURINGa person or company that works on the planning and design of new productselectric car developerssoftware developers2PROPERTY a person or company whose business is buying land and building on itDevelopers say the stadium could take another two years to of the country’s major property developersa Los Angeles real-estate developer merchant developer