Definitions for candidate
ˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪtcan·di·date
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word candidate.
campaigner, candidate, nomineenoun
a politician who is running for public office
someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
A person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A competitor; one that solicites, or proposes himself for something of advancement.
Etymology: candidatus, Lat.
So many candidates there stand for wit,
A place at court is scarce so hard to get. Anonymous.
One would be surprised to see so many candidates for glory. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 256.
What could thus high thy rash ambition raise?
Art thou, fond youth, a candidate for praise? Alexander Pope.
Thy firstfruits of poesy were giv’n,
To make thyself a welcome inmate there,
While yet a young probationer,
And candidate of heav’n. Dryden.
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.]
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
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.]
1) a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election. 2) a person or thing regarded as suitable for or likely to receive a particular fate, treatment, or position.
1) This year's candidates for Mayor are: 2) I think a suitable candidate for this position is among the people in this room.
Submitted by Soulwriter on June 2, 2021
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'candidate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2560
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'candidate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4140
Rank popularity for the word 'candidate' in Nouns Frequency: #596
The numerical value of candidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of candidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Russia has a clear bridge to America. They have consistently communicated and connected with Americans to influence them and support policies and candidates favorable to them, china has no such aims. There's no presidential candidate -- not Biden or President Trump -- especially post Covid, that's going to improve relations with China.
If a Democrat runs, it would be viewed as divisive within the party and is likely not to attract a marquee candidate. I think it might be someone who is still looking to raise some issues and create some attention.
We're all going to make mistakes, if you're looking for a perfect candidate, he probably existed 2,000 years ago.
Trump’s verbiage does not sound compassionate, i don’t hold him up as a paragon of Christian virtue, but I’m not looking for that in a candidate. I’m looking for someone who is prudent and can make good political decisions.
We had COVID, President Biden and mail-in ballots in 2020, in Delaware in 2022, we don't have mail-in ballots, which is good, we do n’t have COVID, which is good. And President Biden was at the top of the ticket in 2020 and quite frankly that hurt me as a candidate running for Congress.
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Translations for candidate
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- مرشح, مُرَشَّحArabic
- кандидатка, кандидатBulgarian
- candidatCatalan, Valencian
- Kandidat, KandidatinGerman
- نامزد, کاندیداPersian
- ehdokas, kandidaattiFinnish
- candidat, candidateFrench
- tagraicheScottish Gaelic
- מועמדת, מועמדHebrew
- induló, jelöltHungarian
- calon, kandidatIndonesian
- 수험생, 후보자Korean
- namzet, berendam, berbijar, kandîdatKurdish
- kandidate, kandidaatDutch
- кандидатка, кандидатRussian
- ứng cử viênVietnamese
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