contestant 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 “contestant” in the English Dictionary

"contestant" in British English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of contestant?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More