applicant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “applicant” in the English Dictionary

"applicant" in British English

See all translations

applicantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæp.lɪ.kənt/
a ​person who ​formallyrequests something, ​especially a ​job, or to ​study at a ​college or ​university: How many applicants did you have for the ​job?
(Definition of applicant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"applicant" in American English

See all translations

applicantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæp·lɪ·kənt/

applicant noun [C] (REQUEST)

a ​person who ​formallyrequests something, such as a ​job or ​admission to a ​college or ​university
(Definition of applicant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"applicant" in Business English

See all translations

applicantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæplɪkənt/
HR someone who has ​applied for a ​job, a ​place on a ​course, etc.: Many applicants simply don't ​meethiringrequirements. The ​course is popular - it has five applicants for every ​place. Successful applicants will be ​notified in writing.
FINANCE someone who has ​applied to get something such as a ​loan or ​shares: Lenders say they ​treat all applicants the same.
someone who has ​officiallyasked for ​permission to do something: an applicant for sth Applicants for ​planningpermission need to ​follow the ​correctprocedures.
Compare
(Definition of applicant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of applicant?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “applicant”

Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More