Definitions for Applicantˈæp lɪ kənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•pli•cantˈæp lɪ kənt(n.)

  1. a person who applies for or requests something; a candidate:

    an applicant for a position.

Origin of applicant:

1475–85; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. applicant, applier(noun)

    a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. applicant(noun)ˈæp lɪ kənt

    sb who applies for a job

    75 applicants for the position


  1. applicant(Noun)

    One who applies for something; one who makes request; a petitioner.

  2. applicant(Noun)

    The third coordinate (or z-coodinate) in a three dimensional coordinate system.

  3. Origin: From applicans, present participle of applicare. See apply.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Applicant(noun)

    one who apples for something; one who makes request; a petitioner


  1. Applicant

    Applicant is a dramatic sketch written by Harold Pinter. Originally written in 1959 and first published by Eyre Methuen in 1961, it was first broadcast on BBC Radio on the Third Programme "between February and March 1964," along with Pinter's other revue sketches, That's Your Trouble, That's All, Interview, and Dialogue for Three. A revised and much-expanded version of Applicant is incorporated in the last scene of Act One of Pinter's play The Hothouse, wherein the character still called Lamb is "tested" in "a soundproof room" by Miss Cutts, the successor of Miss Piffs, and her colleague Gibbs. According to Pinter's official authorised biographer Michael Billington, the sketch was inspired by and reproduced details of "his own experience [as 'a guinea pig']" at the Maudsley Hospital in London" in 1954, in which he took part to earn "ten bob or something" and about which he told Billington: "The Hothouse was kicked off by that experience. I was well aware of being used for an experiment and feeling quite powerless".

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Applicant' in Nouns Frequency: #1599

Translations for Applicant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who applies (for a job etc)

There were two hundred applicants for the job.

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