What does the word orator mean?

Usage examples for orator

  1. The giant orator soon found himself face to face with a greater trial even than Rene's. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  2. The fact that it made an impression upon the writer such as no words of the most impassioned orator have ever made and the fact that that impression remains vivid after the lapse of fifty years, would indicate that it must have been unusual. – The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry by Samuel H. Fletcher