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.)


  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

  2. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

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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  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. Donald Trump:

    He was a failed candidate.

  2. Rob Portman:

    He'll be a strong candidate.

  3. Elon Musk:

    Texas is the leading candidate.

  4. Peter Roskam:

    She's clearly a Tier 1 candidate.

  5. Donald Trump in New Hampshire:

    Jeb Bush is a very weak candidate.

Images & Illustrations of candidate

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