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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun player:


The word player is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun player

What does player mean as a name of something?

Player is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: players

  1. a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
  2. someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
  3. a theatrical performer
  4. a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously
  5. someone who takes part in an activity
    • example: he was a major player in setting up the corporation
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of player: participant
    • more generic word: associate = a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun player


  1. One who plays any game or sport.
  2. [theater] An actor in a dramatic play.
  3. [music] One who plays on a musical instrument.
  4. One who is playful, given to games and other amusement; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.
  5. [gaming, video games] A gamer; a gamester.
  6. [gambling] A gambler.
  7. A person who plays the field rather than having a long-term sexual relationship.
  8. [electronics] An electronic device that plays various audio and video media, such as CD player.
  9. [software] A software application that plays various audio and video formats.

Specialised definition of the noun player

Glossary of sports

someone taking part in a sport or game (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

in the broadest sense, anybody participating in any kind of game; in a narrower sense, an individual actively practicing a sport game (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the adjective player

What does player mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of something that "plays" itself, like certain automated devices


Who is Player?

Player a.k.a. Amon Tobin: Amon Adonai Santos de Araújo Tobin, known as Amon Tobin, is a Brazilian musician, composer and producer of electronic music. He is described as a virtuoso sound designer and is considered to be one of the most influential electronic music artists in the world. He is noted for his unusual methodology in sound design and music production. He has released seven major studio albums under the London-based Ninja Tune record label.


  1. Player is an American rock band that made their mark during the late 1970s. The group scored a few US Hot 100 hits, three of which went into the Top 40; two of those single releases went Top 10, including the No. 1 hit "Baby Come Back", written by group members Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley.
  2. Player is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Player 69, Player piano, Clutch Player and John Player Specials.


Player is a fictional character from the 2007 film High School Musical 2.


  1. "Player" a.k.a. "The Player" is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name. It is the story of Hollywood studio executive Griffin Mill who murders an aspiring screenwriter he believed was sending him death threats.
  2. "Player" a.k.a. "Khiladi" is a 1992 Bollywood suspense thriller film directed by Abbas Mustan. The film was Akshay Kumar's breakthrough role and also stars Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Sabeeha. While Prem Chopra, Shakti Kapoor, Anant Mahadevan and Johnny Lever played supporting roles. Khiladi was the first installment in the Khiladi which had Khiladi in the title and Akshay Kumar in the leading role. It was followed by Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, International Khiladi, Khiladi 420 and Khiladi 786. Khiladi was critically and commercially success at the box-office and the tenth highest grossing film of 1992.
  3. "Player" is a 2013 comedy film written by Marie Østerbye and directed by Tomas Villum Jensen.
  4. "Player" is a 2012 short drama film written and directed by Olof Leth.
  5. "Player": Sam is a professional gambler living with a young woman nicknamed Princess. Needing the rush of high stakes gambling to feel alive, Sam uses Princess to place a dangerous bet, which he knows he can't cover. Stars Robert Fleet and Natalie Avital.
  6. "Player" is a film.


  1. "Player" is the eleventh studio album by Japanese electronic duo Capsule, released on March 3, 2010. The album debuted at the 3rd and 4th position in Oricon daily and weekly charts respectively, selling 27,549 copies in its first week of release, setting a new high rank for the group. The album sold a total of 47,853 copies, where it charted for ten weeks. Player is Capsule's second highest-selling album in their career, behind More! More! More!.
  2. "Player" is the second album by French pop/R&B singer M. Pokora which was released on January 26, 2006 in France. The album debuted at #1 on the French charts in the first week.
  3. "Player": Player is the eponymous debut album from Los Angeles, California-based rock band Player.
  4. "Player" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "Player" is a musical single of Kaori Natori.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  6. "Player" a.k.a. "Player!" is a musical album of Nick Curran.
  7. "player" is a composition.
  8. "Player" is a composition.


  1. Player: A player of a game is a participant therein. The term 'player' is used with this same meaning both in game theory and in ordinary recreational games.
  2. Player: An athlete who has played for this team.
  3. Player: A political player is a participant in politics who has or is perceived to have influence or power, although usually on a smaller level than a global power elite.
  4. Player: The person playing in the chess game.
  5. Player recording the stats.
  6. Player that recorded the stats.
  7. Player recording the statistics.
  8. Player accumulating statistics.
  9. The player whose statistics these are.
  10. Player: The cricket player for these stats.

Phrases with Player

  1. cd player
  2. Bit Player
  3. DVD Player
  4. MP3 player
  5. MP4 player
  6. Vcd Player
  7. Ball Player
  8. card player
  9. dart player
  10. golf player
  11. koto player
  12. pool player
  13. role player
  14. tape player
  15. Team player
  16. chess player
  17. flute player
  18. hooky player
  19. Media player
  20. piano player

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Player

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Google previewTransgression and the Inexistent (2014)

A Philosophical Vocabulary by Mehdi Belhaj Kacem

Not that the poker player is a high roller: this too is a cliché that has had its day. There are very few real ...

Google previewPower Tools for Reason 3.0 (2005)

Master the World's Most Popular Virtual Studio Software by Kurt Kurasaki

REX Loop Player is a sample playback device specifically designed for loops created with Propellerhead's ReCycle software. In order to synchronize a normal sampled drum loop with a sequence, either the sample pitch must be ...

Google previewNetworks of Learning Automata (2003)

Techniques for Online Stochastic Optimization by M.A.L. Thathachar, P.S. Sastry

Let fa be the payoff to the tilt automata player1, 1 < l < N + M. For 1 < l < N, the lth player is the lth ...

Google previewThe Reporter

The second player is the equipment custodian. This individual is re- sponsible for the management and maintenance of the ADPE. Often this person is also the equipment custodian for the office and ADPE is considered just another aspect of ...

Google previewMachines that Learn to Play Games (2001)

by Johannes Fürnkranz, Miroslav Kubat

A random player is an external program that makes random but legal moves. A perfect player is a handcrafted, external program for a particular game that always makes a correct move, and is equally likely to make any correct move, so that it ...

Google previewDynamical Systems and Control (2016)

by Firdaus E. Udwadia, H.I. Weber, George Leitmann

Here, the first player is the relative angle of attack of the aircraft (considered as the control variable), and the second player is the disturbance caused by a windshear.

Google preview2014-17 Official Softball Playing Rules (2014)

The official Softball Rule Book in Australia

A player may be designated as a coach in the event the coach is absent, or that player is a playing coach. b. For the purpose of these rules, the manager of a team is considered to be the Head Coach. Sec. 20 CROW HOP (FP ONLY) A crow ...

Google previewSupply Chain Risk (2008)

A Handbook of Assessment, Management, and Performance by George A. Zsidisin, Bob Ritchie

The major risk for the keystone player is the inability to sustain health in the ecosystem. Health is ensured for example by sharing information, and sharing critical assets in the ecosystem, as well as by creating opportunities for the members ...

Google previewPower Tools for Reason 2.5 (2004)

Master the World's Most Popular Virtual Studio Software by Kurt Kurasaki

REX Loop Player is a specialized sample playback device specifically designed for loops created with Propellerhead's ReCycle software. In order to synchronize a normal sampled drum loop with a sequence, either the sample pitch ...

Google previewthe Savvy Dictionary (2013)

A Vein of Witty Definitions by Heck Tate

Every player needs a pencil and twenty or so slips of paper that are the same ...

Google previewScholastic Children's Dictionary Activity Book (2002)

by Lorraine Hopping Egan

The player identifies the word by correctly pronouncing it. Advanced players can spell the word or give a definition. Picture Parts Each clue is a label from an illustration in the dictionary. (See "Doing Your Part," page 31, for more examples).

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Sports & Games - Sports & Games (2009)

Sport whose objective is to complete a set course by hitting a ball with a club; the player who uses the least number of strokes is the winner. course Area set up in a natural environment for playing golf, usually with 18 holes. cart path Lane for ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

ТОГЛОГЧ player, бэлтгэл ~ reserve, үндсэн~ regular player ТОГЛОЛТ 1. game, match, зэрэг ~ simultaneous chess2. performance, ...

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Quotes about Player

I love to play baseball. I'm a baseball player. I've always been a baseball player. I'm still a baseball player. That's who I am. (Ryne Sandberg)
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Scrabble value of P3L1A1Y4E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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