What does player mean?

Definitions for player
ˈpleɪ ərplay·er

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. player, participantnoun

    a person who participates in or is skilled at some game

  2. musician, instrumentalist, playernoun

    someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)

  3. actor, histrion, player, thespian, role playernoun

    a theatrical performer

  4. playernoun

    a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously

  5. playernoun

    an important participant (as in a business deal)

    "he was a major player in setting up the corporation"

Wiktionary

  1. playernoun

    One who plays any game or sport.

  2. playernoun

    An actor in a dramatic play.

  3. playernoun

    One who plays on a musical instrument.

  4. playernoun

    One who is playful, given to games and other amusement; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.

  5. playernoun

    A gamer; a gamester.

  6. playernoun

    A gambler.

  7. playernoun

    A person who plays the field rather than having a long-term sexual relationship.

  8. playernoun

    An electronic device that plays various audio and video media, such as CD player.

  9. playernoun

    A software application that plays various audio and video formats.

  10. playeradjective

    of something that "plays" itself, like certain automated devices

  11. Etymology: From playere, from plegere, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Playernoun

    Etymology: from play.

    You’re pictures out of doors,
    Saints in your injuries, devils being offended,
    Players in your housewifery. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Like players plac’d to fill a filthy stage,
    Where change of thoughts one fool to other shews,
    And all but jests, serve only sorrow’s rage. Philip Sidney.

    Certain pantomimi will represent the voices of players of interludes so to life, as you would think they were those players themselves. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    A player, if left of his auditory and their applause, would straight be out of heart. Francis Bacon.

    Thine be the laurel then, support the stage;
    Which so declines, that shortly we may see
    Players and plays reduc’d to second infancy. Dryden.

    His muse had starv’d, had not a piece unread,
    And by a player bought, supply’d her bread. Dryden.

    Thus said the player god; and adding art
    Of voice and gesture, so perform’d his part,
    She thought, so like her love the shade appears,
    That Ceyx spake the words. Dryden.

    Command thy servants to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on the harp. 1 Samuel xvi. 16.

    The snake bit him fast by the tongue, which therewith began so to rankle and swell, that, by the time he had knocked this foul player on the head, his mouth was scarce able to contain it. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playernoun

    one who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler

  2. Playernoun

    one who plays any game

  3. Playernoun

    a dramatic actor

  4. Playernoun

    one who plays on an instrument of music

  5. Playernoun

    a gamester; a gambler

Freebase

  1. Player

    Player is an American rock band that made their mark during the late 1970s. The group scored a few US Hot 100 hits, three of which went into the Top 40; two of those single releases went Top 10, including the No. 1 hit "Baby Come Back", written by group members Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley.

Rap Dictionary

  1. playernoun

    Someone who is "true to the hood",(Keith Holley aKa "Keilo") ie. someone who never sold out. To Chuck, Flava and Griff... You're true players -- Ice-T (M.V.P.'s).

  2. playernoun

    A kind of chicken, so a player is good at picking up rice.

  3. playernoun

    "Players" is an adult magazine.

  4. playernoun

    See pimp.

  5. playernoun

    A form of con artist, whose "game" involves confidence schemes, usually perpetrated against the opposite sex, aimed at procuring sexual favor, material items, money or all three -- usually from multiple victims simultaneously.

  6. playernoun

    Person from the game, loyal to the game.

Editors Contribution

  1. player

    A person who plays a sport.

    The players of football, hurling, australian rules football and other sports love to converse and share knowledge.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'player' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1832

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'player' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2425

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'player' in Nouns Frequency: #305

Anagrams for player »

  1. parley

  2. pearly

  3. replay

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of player in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of player in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of player in a Sentence

  1. Megan Rapinoe:

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In an interview following the game, Megan Rapinoe, the reigning FIFA Player of the Year, addressed young players. You are not lesser just because you are a girl. You are not better just because you are a boy, we are all created equal and should all have the equal opportunity to got out and pursue our dreams.

  2. Andrew Kreisberg:

    First of all, we don't even know if we could, legally, and quite frankly, just making the 'Arrow'-verse, which is what we call Legends, Flash and Arrow work and then making 'Supergirl' work, it's enough of a challenge without having to add a fourth player.

  3. Roger Federer:

    On the ATP level... if you can't play, you still get your prize money twice in the year. Maybe the grand slams should adopt some of that, then maybe we would eliminate half of the players (who turn up injured), a player should not go on court if he knows he could not finish. The question is, did they truly believe they were going to finish? If they did, I think it's okay that they walk on court. Otherwise, I feel they should give up the spot.

  4. Dylan Larkin:

    He’s a smart hockey player and he’s been our best player in these last two games.

  5. Australian Scott:

    It's huge for The Australian Open as no matter what happens to Jordan on the course the rest of this year, the tournament will have the U.S. Masters and The Australian Open winner in the field, it continues to keep The Australian Open on the world stage. Jordan is the most exciting player we have out here at the moment and continues a good run for organisers back home as they seem to continue to get the right players to tee up.

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Translations for player

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لاعِب, مشغلArabic
  • lojtar, oyunçuAzerbaijani
  • jugadorCatalan, Valencian
  • herec, hráč, přehrávačCzech
  • spiller, skuespiller, musiker, spillemandDanish
  • SpielerGerman
  • παίκτρια, ηθοποιός, μουσικός, παίκτηςGreek
  • ludantoEsperanto
  • jugadora, jugadorSpanish
  • بازیکنPersian
  • peluri, soitto-ohjelma, pelaaja, pelimies, näyttelijä, pleijeri, soittaja, soitinFinnish
  • joueur, musicien, joueuse, lecteur, fainéant, fainéante, acteur, musicienne, actriceFrench
  • imreoir, seinnteoirIrish
  • xogador, xogadoraGalician
  • खेलनेवालाHindi
  • lejátszóHungarian
  • giocatore, lettoreItalian
  • 俳優, プレーヤー, 芸人, 奏者, ギャンブラー, 博徒, 選手Japanese
  • 선수Korean
  • muzîkjen, yarîker, lîstikvan, ace, sazbend, qumarker, یاریکه‌رKurdish
  • ludioLatin
  • pemainMalay
  • speler, speelvogel, vertolker, player, bespeler, gokkerDutch
  • spiller, skuespiller, musikerNorwegian
  • naanéhígíí, naanéhéNavajo, Navaho
  • jogaire, jogadorOccitan
  • gracz, zawodnik, muzykPolish
  • tocador, leitor, ator, brincalhão, player, apostador, jogadorPortuguese
  • giujeader, giuieder, giuveder, giugadur, giovaderRomansh
  • interpret, leneș, actriță, solist instrumentist, jucător, muzician, jucători, actorRomanian
  • музыкант, плеер, исполнитель, проигрыватель, бездельник, лицедей, игрок, лентяйRussian
  • giogadore, giogadori, zocadoreSardinian
  • svirač, glùmica, sivrač, ìgrāč, izvođač, glúmac, sviràčica, kȍckār, igràčicaSerbo-Croatian
  • muiker, musikant, spelare, skådespelareSwedish
  • mchezajiSwahili
  • manlalaroTagalog
  • çalgıcı, oyunbaz, oyuncu, kumarcı, oynatıcıTurkish
  • שפּילערYiddish
  • 播放机Chinese

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