What does candidate mean?

Definitions for candidate
ˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪtcan·di·date

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word candidate.

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.)

Wiktionary

  1. candidate(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. candidate(Noun)

    A participant in an examination.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. Candidatus, n. (because candidates for office in Rome were clothed in a white toga.) fr. candidatus clothed in white, fr. candiduslittering, white: cf. F. candidat.]

Freebase

  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Candidate

    kan′di-dāt, n. one who offers himself for any office or honour, so called because, at Rome, the applicant used to dress in white.—ns. Can′didature, Can′didateship, Can′didacy. [L. candidatus, from candidus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. candidate

    A person proposing to be elected.

    He would love to be elected, that is why he choose to run for election.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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

How to pronounce candidate?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say candidate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of candidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of candidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of candidate in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Nader:

    The Republican Party establishment is playing with nitroglycerine when it goes after Donald Trump and tries to minimize him and exclude him, because a jilted Donald Trump as a third-party candidate can blow the presidential race wide open and turn it into a three way race.

  2. Mark B. Cohen:

    Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.

  3. Stephanie Tsepas:

    He could be a great candidate for president, i just don't think now is his time.

  4. Andy Smith:

    In a multi-candidate field like 2016 is shaping up to be, it may be possible that you can win the primary with 20 percent of the votership.

  5. Mike Fernandez:

    Mike Fernandez adds. Mike Fernandez, Mike Fernandez, did n’t mention Mike Fernandez in the ad or any other candidate from either side of the aisle. Mike Fernandez told the Miami Herald Friday Mike Fernandez did n’t run Mike Fernandez plan by the Jeb Bush campaign, but heard an earful when they learned of Mike Fernandez plan. Mike Fernandez is the founder of MBF Healthcare Partners. Mike Fernandez immigrated from Cuba in 1964 when Mike Fernandez was 12. Mike Fernandez donated $ 3 million to the former Florida governor earlier this year. In my home, my county, I can not stand by and accept demagoguery that would separate us-rich vs. poor, minority vs. Majority, red vs. Blue. Our nation stands today more divided than ever.

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