[ 'pleiə ] Pronunciation: "player" in a sentence
Noun: player pleyu(r)
- A person who participates in or is skilled at some game
- Someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
- musician, instrumentalist, muso [Brit]
- A theatrical performer
- actor, histrion, thespian, role player
- A person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously
- An important participant (as in a business deal)
"he was a major player in setting up the corporation"
Derived forms: players
See also: play
Type of: contestant, individual, mortal, participant, performer, performing artist, person, somebody, someone, soul
Part of: musical group, musical organisation [Brit], musical organization
MARKET PLAYER, TEAM PLAYER
an important company or person involved in a particular area of business:
The company is a major player in the London property market.
The new employee should be introduced to key players in the department.
a big/dominant/global/key/leading/major player
◆ a niche/small player
The term used in game theory for any participant in a situation being modelled. A player is any individual, firm, or government that has to make a choice between different strategy.
A device or system that reproduces (plays
back) data from a tape or disc, but cannot be
used to record data onto the tape or disc.
play head See PLAYBACK HEAD.
Used in the context of general equities. Customer or trader who is actively involved in a particular stock or the market in general.
- player-to-player defense: [Sports]Basketball ...
- a team player: [American slang]so ...
- ball-player: noun1. A player ( ...
- the young ball player will bear watching.
- players of both teams have entered the court.
- he was hurt, and another player replaced him ...
- he is an energetic tennis player.
- he is without dispute the better player.