Definitions for playerˈpleɪ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

play•erˈpleɪ ər(n.)

  1. one that plays.

  2. a person who takes part or is skilled in some game or sport.

  3. a person who plays parts on the stage; actor.

  4. a performer on a musical instrument.

  5. a sound- or image-reproducing machine:

    a record player; a videodisc player.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  6. a participant, as in a business deal.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  7. a gambler.

  8. Slang. a person engaged in illicit activity, esp. a pimp.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  9. a mechanical or electrical device that actuates the playing mechanism of a musical instrument.

    Category: Music and Dance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. player, participant(noun)

    a person who participates in or is skilled at some game

  2. musician, instrumentalist, player(noun)

    someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)

  3. actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player(noun)

    a theatrical performer

  4. player(noun)

    a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously

  5. player(noun)

    an important participant (as in a business deal)

    "he was a major player in setting up the corporation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. player(noun)ˈpleɪ ər

    sb who plays a sport

    football/basketball/soccer players

  2. playerˈpleɪ ər

    a device used to play music or films

    a CD/DVD/MP3 player

  3. playerˈpleɪ ər

    sb who can influence a situation

    an important player in international economics


  1. player(Noun)

    One who plays any game or sport.

  2. player(Noun)

    An actor in a dramatic play.

  3. player(Noun)

    One who plays on a musical instrument.

  4. player(Noun)

    One who is playful, given to games and other amusement; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.

  5. player(Noun)

    A gamer; a gamester.

  6. player(Noun)

    A gambler.

  7. player(Noun)

    A person who plays the field rather than having a long-term sexual relationship.

  8. player(Noun)

    An electronic device that plays various audio and video media, such as CD player.

  9. player(Noun)

    A software application that plays various audio and video formats.

  10. player(Adjective)

    of something that "plays" itself, like certain automated devices

  11. Origin: From playere, from plegere, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Player(noun)

    one who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler

  2. Player(noun)

    one who plays any game

  3. Player(noun)

    a dramatic actor

  4. Player(noun)

    one who plays on an instrument of music

  5. Player(noun)

    a gamester; a gambler


  1. Player

    Player is an American rock band that made their mark during the late 1970s. The group scored a few US Hot 100 hits, three of which went into the Top 40; two of those single releases went Top 10, including the No. 1 hit "Baby Come Back", written by group members Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'player' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1832

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'player' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2425

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'player' in Nouns Frequency: #305

Anagrams of player

  1. parley

  2. replay

  3. pearly

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