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player

noun [C] uk   /ˈpleɪ.ər/ us    //

player noun [C] (GAME)

A1 someone who takes part in a game or sport: Each player takes three cards. The team has many talented players.Competitors and participants in sports and games someone who is very involved in an activity or organization: She was a leading/key player in the reorganization of the health service.Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers

player noun [C] (ACTING)

old use an actorActors and performers used in the names of some theatre companies: the Shakespeare PlayersActors and performers

player noun [C] (SOUNDS/PICTURES)

A2 a person who plays a musical instrument: a recorder/piano playerMusicians A2 a machine for playing music, sound, or pictures: a CD/DVD playerAudio and video equipment
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