contestant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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contestantnoun [C]

uk   /kənˈtes.tənt/  us   /-t̬ənt/

contestant noun [C] (COMPETITION)

C1 someone who ​competes in a ​contest: In tonight's ​quiz, ​our contestants have come from all over the ​country.

contestant noun [C] (ATTEMPT)

someone who ​attempts to ​win an ​election or get ​power or ​control: Two ​maincandidates are ​emerging as contestants for the ​presidency.
(Definition of contestant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contestant”
in Arabic مُتسابِق…
in Korean 참가자…
in Portuguese concorrente…
in Catalan concursant…
in Japanese (競技などの)出場者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竞争者, 参赛选手…
in Turkish yarışmacı…
in Russian участник соревнования, состязания…
in Chinese (Traditional) 競爭者, 參賽選手…
in Italian concorrente…
in Polish uczestni-k/czka, kandydat/ka…
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