Definition of Player

1. Noun. A person who participates in or is skilled at some game.


2. Noun. Someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession).

3. Noun. A theatrical performer.
Exact synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Role Player, Thespian
Specialized synonyms: Actress, Barnstormer, Play-actor, Playactor, Trouper, Character Actor, Comedian, Ham, Ham Actor, Heavy, Ingenue, Leading Man, Mime, Mimer, Mummer, Pantomimer, Pantomimist, Plant, Reenactor, Scene-stealer, Movie Actor, Screen Actor, Lead, Principal, Star, Extra, Spear Carrier, Supernumerary, Tragedian, Standby, Understudy, Upstager, Walk-on
Generic synonyms: Performer, Performing Artist
Specialized synonyms: Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsberg, Woody Allen, Astaire, Fred Astaire, Barrymore, Herbert Blythe, Maurice Barrymore, Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Barrymore, John Barrymore, Bogart, Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey Deforest Bogart, Booth, John Wilkes Booth, Burbage, Richard Burbage, Burton, Richard Burton, Cagney, James Cagney, Jimmy Cagney, Chevalier, Maurice Chevalier, Cooper, Frank Cooper, Gary Cooper, Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward, Cronyn, Hume Blake Cronyn, Hume Cronyn, Bing Crosby, Crosby, Harry Lillis Crosby, Dean, James Byron Dean, James Dean, De Niro, Robert De Niro, Depardieu, Gerard Depardieu, Drew, John Drew, Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Julius Ullman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Fairbanks, Fonda, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Gable, William Clark Gable, David Garrick, Garrick, Gibson, Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, Mel Gibson, Arthur John Gielgud, Gielgud, Sir John Gielgud, Cary Grant, Grant, Granville-barker, Harley Granville-barker, Alec Guinness, Guinness, Sir Alec Guinness, Hanks, Thomas J. Hanks, Tom Hanks, Harrison, Reginald Carey Harrison, Rex Harrison, Sir Rex Harrison, Heming, Hemminge, John Heming, John Hemminge, Dustin Hoffman, Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Hopkins, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins, Howard, Leslie Howard, Leslie Howard Stainer, Al Jolson, Asa Yoelson, Jolson, Boris Karloff, Karloff, William Henry Pratt, Edmund Kean, Kean, Buster Keaton, Joseph Francis Keaton, Keaton, Eugene Curran Kelly, Gene Kelly, Kelly, Charles Laughton, Laughton, Bruce Lee, Lee, Lee Yuen Kam, Jack Lemmon, John Uhler, Lemmon, Harold Clayton Lloyd, Harold Lloyd, Lloyd, Laszlo Lowestein, Lorre, Peter Lorre, Bela Ferenc Blasko, Bela Lugosi, Lugosi, Alfred Lunt, Lunt, E. G. Marshall, Marshall, Martin, Steve Martin, James Mason, James Neville Mason, Mason, Mitchum, Robert Mitchum, Dudley Moore, Dudley Stuart John Moore, Moore, Newman, Paul Leonard Newman, Paul Newman, Baron Olivier Of Birghton, Laurence Olivier, Olivier, Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier, O'toole, Peter O'toole, Peter Seamus O'toole, Poitier, Sidney Poitier, Charles Robert Redford, Redford, Robert Redford, Ralph Richardson, Richardson, Sir Ralph David Richardson, Edward G. Robinson, Edward Goldenberg Robinson, Robinson, George C. Scott, Scott, Peter Sellers, Sellers, Francis Albert Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Sinatra, Otis Skinner, Skinner, Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev, Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Stanislavsky, James Maitland Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, Stewart, Israel Strassberg, Lee Strasberg, Strasberg, Erich Von Stroheim, Stroheim, Spencer Tracy, Tracy, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Tree, Peter Alexander Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Ustinov, Duke Wayne, John Wayne, Wayne, George Orson Welles, Orson Welles, Welles
Derivative terms: Act, Act, Play, Play, Thespian

4. Noun. A person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

5. Noun. An important participant (as in a business deal). "He was a major player in setting up the corporation"
Category relationships: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Generic synonyms: Participant
Derivative terms: Play

Definition of Player

1. n. One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.

Definition of Player

1. Noun. One who plays any game or sport. ¹

2. Noun. (theater) An actor in a dramatic play. ¹

3. Noun. (music) One who plays on a musical instrument. ¹

4. Noun. One who is playful, given to games and other amusement; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler. ¹

5. Noun. (gaming video games) A gamer; a gamester. ¹

6. Noun. (gambling) A gambler. ¹

7. Noun. A person who plays the field rather than having a long-term sexual relationship. ¹

8. Noun. (electronics) An electronic device that plays various audio and video media, such as CD player. ¹

9. Noun. (software) A software application that plays various audio and video formats. ¹

10. Adjective. of something that "plays" itself, like certain automated devices ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Player

1. one that plays [n -S] - See also: plays

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Literary usage of Player

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"If the player who orders up or adopts makes five tricks (a " march ") he scores two ... When a player wins three tricks, he is said to win the " point. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The principal games are three in Dumber,— billiards proper, pyramids, and pool ; and from these spring a variety of others. The object of the player ta each ..."

3. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1862)
"Place ten bags on a chair or box at the feet of the first player of each class. ... The first player in class No. 1, throws a bag to the first player in ..."

4. Parsifal: ein Bühnenweihfestspiel by Richard Wagner (1920)
"In this day of so many counterfeit player-piano values, it is highly important that you remember to depend on an instrument like the Hardman ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1922)
"The player, for the consideration hereinafter mentioned, hereby covenants and agrees to perform such duties pertaining to the exhibition of the game of base ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"This continues round and round, each succeeding player being obliged either ... Eventually the raising comes to an end. because «ither every player but one ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"If the second player wins the trick he also counts one. ... The tricks are left face upwards in front of the player who wins them. ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"If the player who orders up or adopts makes five tricks (a " march ") he scores two ... When a player wins three tricks, he is said to win the " point. ..."

9. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The principal games are three in Dumber,— billiards proper, pyramids, and pool ; and from these spring a variety of others. The object of the player ta each ..."

10. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1862)
"Place ten bags on a chair or box at the feet of the first player of each class. ... The first player in class No. 1, throws a bag to the first player in ..."

11. Parsifal: ein Bühnenweihfestspiel by Richard Wagner (1920)
"In this day of so many counterfeit player-piano values, it is highly important that you remember to depend on an instrument like the Hardman ..."

12. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1922)
"The player, for the consideration hereinafter mentioned, hereby covenants and agrees to perform such duties pertaining to the exhibition of the game of base ..."

13. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"This continues round and round, each succeeding player being obliged either ... Eventually the raising comes to an end. because «ither every player but one ..."

14. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"If the second player wins the trick he also counts one. ... The tricks are left face upwards in front of the player who wins them. ..."

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