Player - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪər|  American pronunciation of the word player
Brit.  |ˈpleɪə|  British pronunciation of the word player


- a person who participates in or is skilled at some game (syn: participant)
- someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession) (syn: instrumentalist, musician)
- a theatrical performer (syn: actor, histrion, thespian)
- a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously
- someone who takes part in an activity(syn: participant)

he was a major player in setting up the corporation


She's one of the team's best players.

The band's lead guitar player hurt his hand and couldn't play.

Piano players are called pianists.

He has been a key player in British politics over the past two years.

a firm that is a dominant player on Wall Street

a key player in world affairs

he was a major player in setting up the corporation

He's a very good player. That's why he made the team.

The soccer player showed good control of the ball.

He is the best player on his team.

Each player throws one die.

...the coach is a former professional baseball player...

The basketball player was charged with a foul.

Each player is dealt five cards.

...merged with another firm to become a major player in the brokerage business...

Word forms

singular: player
plural: players
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