Definitions for Candidateˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

can•di•dateˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪt(n.)

  1. a person who seeks or is selected by others for an office, honor, etc.

  2. a person deserving of or destined for a certain fate:

    a candidate for the poorhouse.

  3. a student studying for a degree.

    Category: Education

Origin of candidate:

1605–15; < L candidātus clothed in white (adj.), candidate for office (n., in reference to the white togas worn by those seeking office). See candid , -ate1

can′di•da•cy-də si; -də tʃərcan′di•da•ture; can′di•date•ship`

Chiefly Brit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. campaigner, candidate, nominee(noun)

    a politician who is running for public office

  2. candidate, prospect(noun)

    someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. candidate(noun)ˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪt

    sb who is trying to be elected

    a candidate for the senate seat

  2. candidateˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪt

    sb who is likely to be chosen

    a good candidate for the new drugs; a possible candidate for the job


  1. candidate(Noun)

    A person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.

  2. candidate(Noun)

    A participant in an examination.

  3. Origin: From candidatus, the perfect passive participle of candidare, from candidus, in reference to Roman candidates wearing bleached white togas as a symbol of purity at a public forum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candidate(noun)

    one who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office, privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for scholastic honors


  1. Candidate

    Candidate are an indie band from the United Kingdom, whose music has been described as folk rock, "full of gentle, dark soundscapes" and an "overflowing sink".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Candidate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2560

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Candidate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4140

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Candidate' in Nouns Frequency: #596

Translations for Candidate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who enters for a competition or examination (for a job, prize etc)

a candidate for the job of manager; a parliamentary candidate.

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