What does applicant mean?

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ˈæp lɪ kəntap·pli·cant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. applicant, applier(noun)

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


  1. applicant(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From applicans, present participle of applicare. See apply.

  2. applicant(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From applicans, present participle of applicare. See apply.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Applicant(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. applicans, p. pr. of applicare. See Apply.]


  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".

Editors Contribution

  1. applicant

    A person who applies.

    The job applicant demonstrated such efficiency she was hired immediately.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of applicant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of applicant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of applicant in a Sentence

  1. Safeer Hussain:

    Net-metering is a sophisticated system and the applicant would be responsible for the installation of the equipment used for interconnection.

  2. Caroline Thorman:

    Care providers are required to identify qualified staff and integrate sexual abuse prevention into the applicant screening and selection process to weed out bad actors and ensure child safety.

  3. Jessica Vaughn:

    I think these are important steps because in recent years the system has been set up to favor the applicant and to put the thumb on the scale in favor of the applicant and to make it harder for an asylum officer to reject the claim, even in cases of reasonable doubt or credibility, there's been a very remarkable increase in the number of people asking for asylum in the last five or six years or so, and ... it looks very much like people were trying to take advantage of a very lenient system and one they would not be penalized for using and that motivates illegal immigration and harms the integrity of our legal immigration system.

  4. Laura Oggeri:

    This was standard boilerplate language... that all applicant cities have historically signed.

  5. Karen Rugaard:

    The steel tariff exclusion request review process is flawed and does not allow for an applicant to effectively engage, we are reviewing our options to challenge this decision.

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  • طالبArabic
  • ansøgerDanish
  • Bewerberin, BewerberGerman
  • κατηγμένηGreek
  • solicitanteSpanish
  • syvyysakseli, anoja, hakijaFinnish
  • demandeur, candidatFrench
  • 응모자, 지원자, 출원자, 신청자, 후보자Korean
  • aanvragerDutch
  • søkerNorwegian
  • kandydatka, kandydatPolish
  • претендент, податель, проситель, апликант, соискатель, аппликант, заявитель, кандидатRussian

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