A person who takes part in something: eager students would become firsthand participants in an archaeological exploration
More example sentences
- Surely the participants in these discussions are the living proof of Boris's thesis.
- It works as a conference call and the participants take part from the comfort of their own homes.
- It is even more surprising when that person is engaged in the art of politics as an active participant.
late Middle English: from Latin participant-, literally 'sharing in', from the verb participare (see participate).