player - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “player”

See all translations

player

noun [C]  us   /ˈpleɪ·ər/

player noun [C] (PRODUCE SOUNDS/PICTURES)

someone who plays a musical instrument: a cello/flute player A player is also a machine: a CD/record player

player noun [C] (COMPETE)

someone who takes part in a sport or game: This basketball team has a lot of talented players. fig. The company is one of the leading players (= organizations taking part) in the deal.
(Definition of player from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of player?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “player”

Definitions of “player” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More