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pɑrˈtɪs ə pəntpar·tic·i·pant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. participantnoun

    someone who takes part in an activity

  2. player, participantnoun

    a person who participates in or is skilled at some game


  1. participantnoun

    One who participates.

  2. Etymology: From participans, present participle of participare; see participate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Participantadjective

    Sharing; having share or part.

    Etymology: participant, Fr. from participate.

    During the parliament, he published his proclamation, offering pardon to all such as had taken arms, or been participant of any attempts against him; so as they submitted themselves. Francis Bacon.

    The prince saw he should confer with one participant of more than monkish speculations. Henry Wotton.

    If any part of my body be so mortified, as it becomes like a rotten branch of a tree, it putrefies, and is not participant of influence derived from my soul, because it is now no longer in it to quicken it. Matthew Hale.


  1. participant

    A participant is an individual or entity who takes part, is actively involved or engaged in a particular event, situation, activity, contest, research, or program. This can also refer to a person who is involved in a study or experiment, contributing their opinions, actions, or experiences. The level of participation can vary, ranging from minor involvement to significant engagement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Participantadjective

    sharing; participating; having a share of part

  2. Participantnoun

    a participator; a partaker

  3. Etymology: [L. participans, p. pr. of participare: cf. F. participant. See Participate.]

Editors Contribution

  1. participant

    A person, business, company, enterprise, organization or form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government that participates.

    The participant is encouraged to ensure they have the football boots to play a friendly game.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'participant' in Nouns Frequency: #1444

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of participant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of participant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of participant in a Sentence

  1. Amanda Parrish:

    It was that I lost my drive to initiate [sex] and be an active participant [in sex] and I found myself more of an obligatory participant. from the neck down my body responds just fine, but from the head up, well, for years people have been telling women it's all in our head and I guess it turns out for some women it really is.

  2. Entertainment One:

    Amblin Partners will create content using the Amblin, Steven Spielberg DreamWorks Pictures and Participant brands... to tell stories that appeal to a wide range of audiences.

  3. Andrea Utley:

    I was quite pleasantly surprised that during the session, every single measure for every single participant dropped some -- heart rate reduced, blood pressure reduced, when they left, they filled the questionnaire in again and indicated that they were feeling less anxious.

  4. Rod Rosenstein:

    There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged unlawful activity or knew they were communicating with Russian intelligence officers.

  5. Alex Shoghi:

    I think they’ll happen more, we hope to continue to be a market participant.

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