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player Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
  2. noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.
  3. noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; role player; histrion; actor.
  4. noun a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously
  5. noun an important participant (as in a business deal)
    • he was a major player in setting up the corporation

Play"er noun
  1. One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler. Shak.
  2. One who plays any game.
  3. A dramatic actor. Shak.
  4. One who plays on an instrument of music. "A cunning player on a harp." 1 Sam. xvi. 16.
  5. A gamester; a gambler.

Webster 1913