Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun generator

4 senses of generator

Sense 1
generator -- (an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas)
       => apparatus, setup -- (equipment designed to serve a specific function)

Sense 2
generator -- (engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction)
       => engine -- (motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work)

Sense 3
generator, source, author -- (someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints")
       => maker, shaper -- (a person who makes things)

Sense 4
generator -- (an electronic device for producing a signal voltage)
       => electronic device -- (a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically)

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