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play·er

 (plā′ər)
n.
1. One that plays, especially:
a. One who participates in a game or sport.
b. A gambler.
c. One who performs in theatrical roles.
d. One who plays a musical instrument.
2. An active participant: a major player in world affairs.
3. The mechanism actuating a player piano.
4. A device that plays or controls the playing of audio or video recordings.
5. Slang One who actively seeks out sexual partners and carries on a number of sexual affairs at the same time.

Player

(ˈpleɪə)
n
(Biography) Gary (ˈɡærɪ). born 1935, South African golfer: winner of nine major championships (1959–78), including the British Open (1959, 1968, 1974)

Player

(ˈpleɪə)
n
(Biography) Gary (ˈɡærɪ). born 1935, South African golfer: winner of nine major championships (1959–78), including the British Open (1959, 1968, 1974)

play•er

(ˈpleɪ ər)

n.
1. one that plays.
2. a person who takes part or is skilled in some game or sport.
3. a person who plays parts on the stage; actor.
4. a performer on a musical instrument.
5. a sound- or image-reproducing machine: a record player; a videodisc player.
6. a participant, as in a business deal.
7. a gambler.
8. Slang. a person engaged in illicit activity, esp. a pimp.
9. a mechanical or electrical device that actuates the playing mechanism of a musical instrument.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.player - a person who participates in or is skilled at some gameplayer - a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
billiard player - someone who plays billiards
bowler - a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins
card player - someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games
chess player - someone who plays the game of chess
dart player - someone who plays the game of darts
football player, footballer - an athlete who plays American football
golf player, golfer, linksman - someone who plays the game of golf
grandmaster - a player of exceptional or world class skill in chess or bridge
hockey player, ice-hockey player - an athlete who plays hockey
lacrosse player - an athlete who plays lacrosse
most valuable player, MVP - the player judged to be the most important to the sport
playmaker - a player in a team sport who leads attacks or maneuvers in such a way that a teammate can score
pool player - someone who shoots pool
scorer - a player who makes a score in a game or contest
seeded player, seed - one of the outstanding players in a tournament
server - (court games) the player who serves to start a point
shooter - (sports) a player who drives or kicks a ball at the goal (or a basketball player who shoots at the basket)
soccer player - an athlete who plays soccer
stringer - a member of a squad on a team; "a first stringer"; "a second stringer"
tennis player - an athlete who plays tennis
volleyball player - someone who plays the game of volleyball
2.player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
accompanist, accompanyist - a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
accordionist - a musician who plays the accordion
bandsman - a player in a band (especially a military band)
bassist - a musician who play the bass viol
bassoonist - a musician who plays the bassoon
bell ringer - someone who plays musical handbells
carillonneur - a musician who plays a carillon
cellist, violoncellist - someone who plays a violoncello
clarinetist, clarinettist - a musician who plays the clarinet
flautist, flute player, flutist - someone who plays the flute
gambist - a musician who performs upon the viola da gamba
guitar player, guitarist - a musician who plays the guitar
harmoniser, harmonizer - a musician who sings or plays in harmony
harper, harpist - someone who plays the harp
harpsichordist - someone who plays the harpsichord
hornist - a musician who plays a horn (especially a French horn)
jazz musician, jazzman - a musician who plays or composes jazz music
keyboardist - a musician who plays a keyboard instrument
koto player - a musician who plays the koto
lutanist, lutenist, lutist - a musician who plays the lute
oboist - a musician who plays the oboe
organist - a person who plays an organ
percussionist - a musician who plays percussion instruments
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
pianist, piano player - a person who plays the piano
bagpiper, piper - someone who plays the bagpipe
recorder player - someone who plays the recorder
rhythm and blues musician - a performer (and sometimes composer) of rhythm and blues music
rock 'n' roll musician, rocker - a performer or composer or fan of rock music
saxist, saxophonist - a musician who plays the saxophone
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
sitar player - a musician who plays the sitar
soloist - a musician who performs a solo
trombone player, trombonist - a musician who plays the trombone
cornetist, trumpeter - a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
vibist, vibraphonist - a musician who plays the vibraphone
fiddler, violinist - a musician who plays the violin
violist - a musician who plays the viola
3.player - a theatrical performerplayer - a theatrical performer    
actress - a female actor
barnstormer, playactor, play-actor, trouper - an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
character actor - an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
comedian - an actor in a comedy
ham actor, ham - an unskilled actor who overacts
heavy - an actor who plays villainous roles
ingenue - an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
leading man - actor who plays the leading male role
mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
plant - an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
reenactor - a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier
scene-stealer - an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene; "babies are natural scene-stealers"
movie actor, screen actor - an actor who plays a role in a film
principal, star, lead - an actor who plays a principal role
extra, spear carrier, supernumerary - a minor actor in crowd scenes
tragedian - an actor who specializes in tragic roles
understudy, standby - an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
upstager - a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
walk-on - plays a small part in a dramatic production
4.player - a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
5.player - an important participant (as in a business deal); "he was a major player in setting up the corporation"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
participant - someone who takes part in an activity

player

noun
1. sportsman or sportswoman, competitor, participant, contestant, team member top chess players
2. musician, artist, performer, virtuoso, instrumentalist, music maker a professional trumpet player
3. performer, entertainer, Thespian, trouper, actor or actress Oscar nominations went to all five leading players

player

noun
1. One who bets:
2. A theatrical performer:
3. One who plays a musical instrument:
4. One who participates:
Translations
عَازِفلاعبلاعِبلاعِب، مُمَثِّل
hráč-kapřehrávačherec
spillermusiker
pelaajasoittajapelimiespelurinäyttelijä
igračigračicakockarsivračsvirač
hivatásos játékoslejátszó
leikari, spilari
演奏者選手
선수연주자
spelerplayerspeelvogel
igralec
spelaremuikermusikantmusikerskådespelare
นักกีฬานักดนตรี
cầu thủngười chơi nhạc

player

[ˈpleɪəʳ] N
1. (Sport) → jugador(a) m/f
football playerjugador(a) m/f de fútbol, futbolista mf
2. (Theat) → actor m, actriz f
3. (Mus) → músico/a m/f
violin/piano playerviolinista mf/pianista mf

player

[ˈpleɪər] n
[sport, game] → joueur/euse m/f
a football player → un joueur de football
(THEATRE)acteur/trice m/f
(MUSIC)joueur/euse m/f
a piano player → un joueur de piano
a saxophone player → un joueur de saxophone
a trumpet player → un joueur de trompette
(fig) (= protagonist) → acteur m
a key player → un acteur clé
America is a key player in the negotiations → L'Amérique est un acteur clé dans les négociations.player-manager [ˈpleɪərˈmænɪdʒər] njoueur-entraîneur m

player

n
(Sport, Mus) → Spieler(in) m(f); (Theat) → Schauspieler(in) m(f); one of the main or major players in … (fig)einer der Hauptakteure in … (+dat)
(inf: = ladies’ man) → Aufreißer(typ) m (inf)

player

[ˈpleɪəʳ] n (Sport) → giocatore/trice (Mus) → musicista m/f (Theatre) → attore/trice
players of musical instruments → suonatori di strumenti musicali
football player → calciatore/trice
piano player → pianista m/f

play

(plei) verb
1. to amuse oneself. The child is playing in the garden; He is playing with his toys; The little girl wants to play with her friends.
2. to take part in (games etc). He plays football; He is playing in goal; Here's a pack of cards – who wants to play (with me)?; I'm playing golf with him this evening.
3. to act in a play etc; to act (a character). She's playing Lady Macbeth; The company is playing in London this week.
4. (of a play etc) to be performed. `Oklahoma' is playing at the local theatre.
5. to (be able to) perform on (a musical instrument). She plays the piano; Who was playing the piano this morning?; He plays (the oboe) in an orchestra.
6. (usually with on) to carry out or do (a trick). He played a trick on me.
7. (usually with at) to compete against (someone) in a game etc. I'll play you at tennis.
8. (of light) to pass with a flickering movement. The firelight played across the ceiling.
9. to direct (over or towards something). The firemen played their hoses over the burning house.
10. to put down or produce (a playing-card) as part of a card game. He played the seven of hearts.
noun
1. recreation; amusement. A person must have time for both work and play.
2. an acted story; a drama. Shakespeare wrote many great plays.
3. the playing of a game. At the start of today's play, England was leading India by fifteen runs.
4. freedom of movement (eg in part of a machine).
ˈplayer noun
ˈplayable adjective
(negative unplayable) (of a ground, pitch etc) not good enough for a game to be played on it. Because of the rain the referee decided the ground was not playable.
ˈplayful adjective
1. happy; full of the desire to play. a playful kitten.
2. joking; not serious. a playful remark.
ˈplayfully adverb
ˈplayfulness noun
ˈplayboy noun
a rich man who spends his time and money on pleasure.
ˈplayground noun
an area in which children can play in a park, outside a school etc.
ˈplaying-card noun
one of a pack of cards used in card games.
ˈplaying-field noun
a field which is specially prepared and used for sport.
ˈplaymate noun
a childhood friend.
ˈplaypen noun
a small wooden structure with bars on every side in which a small child can play safely.
ˈplayschool noun
an informal nursery school.
ˈplaything noun
a toy.
ˈplaytime noun
a set time for children to play (at school etc). The children go outside at playtime.
ˈplaywright noun
a person who writes plays. He is a famous playwright.
at play
playing. children at play.
bring/come into play
to (cause to) be used or exercised. The job allowed him to bring all his talents into play.
child's play
something that is very easy. Of course you can do it – it's child's play!
in play, out of play
(of a ball) according to the rules of the game, (not) in a position where it can be hit, kicked etc.
play at
1. to pretend to be etc. The children were playing at cowboys and Indians.
2. used when asking angrily what someone is doing. What does he think he's playing at (=doing)?
play back to play (music, speech etc) on a record or tape after it has just been recorded (noun ˈplay-back)
play down
to try to make (something) appear less important. He played down the fact that he had failed the exam.
play fair
to act honestly and fairly.
play for time
to delay an action, decision etc in the hope that conditions will improve.
play havoc with
to cause a lot of damage to. The storm played havoc with the farmer's crops.
play into someone's hands
to do exactly what an opponent or enemy wants one to do.
play off (in games) to play a final deciding game after a draw (noun ˈplay-off)
play off against
to set (one person) against (another) in order to gain an advantage. He played his father off against his mother to get more pocket money.
play on
to make use of (someone's feelings, fears etc). He played on my sympathy until I lent him $10.
play a/no part in
(not) to be one of the people who are doing (something). He played no part in the robbery.
play safe
to take no risks.
play the game
to act fairly and honestly.
play up
to be troublesome or disobedient. The children are playing up today.

player

عَازِف, لاعِب hráč musiker, spiller Spieler οργανοπαίχτης, παίκτης instrumentista, jugador pelaaja, soittaja joueur igrač, svirač giocatore, musicista 演奏者, 選手 선수, 연주자 speler musiker, spiller gracz, zawodnik jogador, músico игрок, исполнитель musiker, spelare นักกีฬา, นักดนตรี müzisyen, oyuncu cầu thủ, người chơi nhạc 演奏者, 运动员
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I have billiards at home, but it's no fun unless you have good players, so, as I'm fond of it, I come sometimes and have a game with Ned Moffat or some of the other fellows.
In spite of themselves all the players watched him closely.
Pontellier left him to enter her room, the young man descended the steps and strolled over toward the croquet players, where, during the half-hour before dinner, he amused himself with the little Pontellier children, who were very fond of him.
They tossed it to and fro, with peals of laughter that might be measured by mile-lengths; for, faster than the nimble ball could fly, the merry players fled unconsciously along, leaving the trail of their mirth afar behind, and ending their game under another sky than had witnessed its commencement.
For truly, the Right Whale's mouth would accommodate a couple of whist tables, and comfortably seat all the players.
He is fond of opera, but not fond of sitting in the presence of an audience; therefore, it has sometimes occurred, in Munich, that when an opera has been concluded and the players were getting off their paint and finery, a command has come to them to get their paint and finery on again.
It was so like Smith's work, so much more like the top of a strongly spiked wall than a head of hair, that the best of players at leap-frog might have declined him, as the most dangerous man in the world to go over.
Why, the Ecclesiastical Delegates were the advocates without any business, who had looked on at the round game when it was playing in both courts, and had seen the cards shuffled, and cut, and played, and had talked to all the players about it, and now came fresh, as judges, to settle the matter to the satisfaction of everybody
Miss Wilson invited her visitors to join the tennis players.
Neither could I wonder at all this, when I saw such an interruption of lineages, by pages, lackeys, valets, coachmen, gamesters, fiddlers, players, captains, and pickpockets.
They passed words to each other as players at a game pass counters.
The players all played at once without waiting for turns, quarrelling all the while, and fighting for the hedgehogs; and in a very short time the Queen was in a furious passion, and went stamping about, and shouting `Off with his head