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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
play•er /ˈpleɪɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that plays.
  2. one who takes part in some game or sport.
  3. one who plays parts on the stage;
    actor.
  4. a performer on a musical instrument:a horn player.
  5. Sound Reproductiona machine that reproduces sound or video images:a videodisc player.
  6. Informal Termsa participant, as in a business deal;
    esp., one in a position to exercise power:Call in the players and let's make a deal.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
play•er  (plāər),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a person or thing 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;
    an actor.
  4. a performer on a musical instrument.
  5. Informal Termsa participant, as in a conference or business deal.
  6. Sound Reproductiona sound- or image-reproducing machine:a record player;a cassette player;a videodisc player.
  7. a gambler.
  8. Slang Termsa person engaged in illicit or illegal activity, esp. a pimp.
  9. Sound Reproduction, Music and Dancea mechanical device by which a musical instrument, as a player piano, is played automatically.
  • Middle English pleyer, Old English plegere. See play, -er1 bef. 1000

Play•er  (plāər),USA pronunciation n. 
  • BiographicalGary, born 1935, South African golfer.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    player /ˈpleɪə/ n
    1. a person who participates in or is skilled at some game or sport
    2. a person who plays a game or sport professionally
    3. a person who plays a musical instrument
    4. an actor
    5. informal a participant, esp a powerful one, in a particular field of activity: a leading city player



    Player /ˈpleɪə/ n
    1. Gary (ˈɡærɪ). born 1935, South African professional golfer: won the British Open Championship (1959; 1968; 1974) and the US Open Championship (1965)



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