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?

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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. Jesse Ferguson:

    Most voters are just learning the candidates' names, right now, the priority for a candidate is to introduce themselves and show what their values are and how that's the answer to what we have in the White House.

  2. Ben Carson:

    A quarter of a century ago, another Clinton was running for the White House, and it was the entrance of a third-party candidate, Ross Perot, that made it possible for him to win, wouldn’t it be ironic if the same thing happened this time?

  3. Morgan Jackson:

    It's certainly a very positive thing since you've got a very male-dominated group of candidates, and having a strong female candidate should certainly give her an edge with a certain amount of voters.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    A vote for Marco is a vote for amnesty, and I'll tell you this: If we nominate a candidate who supports amnesty, a candidate who has the same position on amnesty as Hillary Clinton, we will lose.

  5. Craig Robinson:

    When they see him on the debate stage, they're not seeing the candidate they've heard about and all been intrigued by, and when those two things don't match up, they start to look elsewhere.

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