Player meaning

plāər
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One who actively seeks out sexual partners and carries on a number of sexual affairs at the same time.
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One that plays, especially:
  • One who participates in a game or sport.
  • A gambler.
  • One who performs in theatrical roles.
  • One who plays a musical instrument.
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An active participant.

A major player in world affairs.

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A person, esp. a man, who is given to sexual promiscuity, unfaithfulness, etc.
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One who is playful; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.
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A person who plays a game.

A football player.

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One that plays.
  • One who plays any game or sport.
  • (theater) An actor in a dramatic play.
  • (music) One who plays on a musical instrument.
  • (gaming, video games) A gamer; a gamester.
  • (gambling) A gambler.
  • (historical) A mechanism that actuates a player piano or other automatic musical instrument.
  • (electronics) An electronic device or software application that plays audio and/or video media, such as CD player.
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The mechanism actuating a player piano.
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A device that plays or controls the playing of audio or video recordings.
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A performer in a drama; actor.
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A person who plays a musical instrument.
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A gambler.
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A person or group regarded as a chief or legitimate participant in some competitive activity.
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A significant participant.

He thought he could become a player, at least at the state level.

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(informal) A person who plays the field rather than having a long-term sexual relationship.
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Origin of player

  • From Middle English playere, from Old English pleÄ¡ere (“player, athlete, wrestler"), equivalent to play +"Ž -er.

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