Definition of Candidate

1. Noun. A politician who is running for public office.




2. Noun. Someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.).
Exact synonyms: Prospect
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

Definition of Candidate

1. n. 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.

Definition of Candidate

1. Noun. A person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job. ¹

2. Noun. A participant in an examination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Candidate

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Medical Definition of Candidate

1. Species under consideration for listing as endangered or threatened but for which conclusive data on biological vulnerability are not currently available to support listing. Also known as Category 2 species. (05 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candidate

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candidaemias
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candidalike
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candidate (current term)
candidate species
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candidemias
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candidiases
candidiasis of oesophagus

Literary usage of Candidate

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

1. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs (1861)
"THE candidate FOR CONGRESS. THE summer had nearly ended, when Dr. Flint made a third visit to New York ... The father of my children was the Whig candidate. ..."

2. The American Political Science Review (1920)
"The independent candidate is at all times permitted to designate the opposing ... (2) If the independent candidate does not avail himself of his right to ..."

3. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"Again Talked of as a Republican candidate for the Presidency—I Have no Desire for the Nomination—Blaine the Natural candidate of the Party—My Belief that ..."

4. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Alexis Caswell Angell (1890)
"341, a minority candidate claimed the election on the ground that the votes cast fur his opponent, though a majority, were ineffectual, because the name was ..."

5. Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties by Moisei Ostrogorski (1902)
"As against this, a temperance man, were he a Conservative to his finger-tips, is a bad candidate for the Conservative party, which derives its strongest ..."

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