Definition of "player" []

  • One that plays, especially: (noun)
  • One who participates in a game or sport. (noun)
  • A gambler. (noun)
  • One who performs in theatrical roles. (noun)
  • One who plays a musical instrument. (noun)
  • A person who participates in or is skilled at some game or sport (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person who plays a game or sport professionally (noun)
  • A person who plays a musical instrument (noun)
  • An actor (noun)
  • A participant, esp a powerful one, in a particular field of activity (noun)
  • The playing mechanism in a Pianola (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "player" in a sentence
  • "No word yet on which NFL player will try to pull this off, though noted soccer lover and self-professed soccer player� Chad Ochocinco seems like a prime candidate."
  • "The pursuit by Sosa, a Latin player from the Dominican Republic, was entertaining but doomed, Bonds declared."
  • "The main American player is Brian Linden, 47 years old, who came to China in 1984 and has been here most of the time since."