Definition of player in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪə/


1A person taking part in a sport or game: a tennis player
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  • Baseball is a sport and players need to decide whether they play the game for the love of the game or for economics.
  • The class is designed to accommodate all athletes and sports players at suitable indoor training.
  • Skiba says that many football players now sport a garment called compression shorts.
1.1A person or body that is involved and influential in an area or activity: the country’s isolationism made it a secondary player in world political events
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  • We occasionally discussed politics with the players from the south.
  • Almost as interesting in our chart is the absence of some influential media players.
  • In a small place, a person of ability can be an influential player at 25.
1.2 (also playa) informal A confident, successful man with many sexual partners: she’s so wary of playas, she’s declared herself celibate
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  • Sounds like you're the only 'playa' here.
  • I offer the service of hauling your stuff up to the playa.
  • Could the new James Bond be a real playa, like James has been in the past?
2 [usually with modifier] A person who plays a musical instrument: a guitar player
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  • We teach the choir accompanists and band players who make school music programs a success.
  • He is an excellent songwriter, decent guitar player and superb singer, all of which are evident on this dynamic EP.
  • Somewhere in the gardens a gamelan player spreads a musical spell, charming the moon to rise like a mirror out of the sea.
2.1A device for playing recorded music: an MP3 player a CD player
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  • In addition, a cassette or compact disc player may be placed within reach for listening to music or audio books.
  • But you do get a lot of extra brightly coloured cassette tape players that eat batteries and break really easily.
  • Songs can then be copied to iPod players or burned onto compact disc.
3An actor: there are moments of tenderness beautifully expressed by the players
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  • There are two basic types of male film actor - leading men and character players.
  • Let's call them chefs or actors, or players or whatever and leave them off the pedestal.
  • The acting in this film is fine across the board, from lead actors to bit players.

Words that rhyme with player

abaya, betrayer, conveyor, Eritrea, flayer, Freya, gainsayer, layer, Malaya, Marbella, Maya, Mayer, Nouméa, obeyer, payer, portrayer, prayer, preyer, purveyor, slayer, sprayer, stayer, strayer, surveyor, waylayer, weigher

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