American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who seeks or is nominated for an office, prize, or honor.
- n. A student who has nearly completed the requirements for a degree.
- n. One that seems likely to gain a certain position or come to a certain fate: young actors who are candidates for stardom; a memorandum that is a good candidate for the trash can.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who seeks or is put forward by others for an office or honor; one who offers himself or is proposed for office or preferment, by election or appointment: as, a candidate for the office of sheriff, or for a degree.
- To render qualified as a candidate.
- To become a candidate; seek or aspire to some office; offer one's self or one's services as a candidate, as a clergyman seeking a parish or a charge; compete with others as a candidate.
- n. One who seeks or is an aspirant for something other than office or preferment: as, a candidate for literary fame; “a candidate of heaven,”
- n. A member of the white-robed body-guard of the Roman emperors, established about 237 a. d. by Gordianus the Younger.
- n. A person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.
- n. A participant in an examination.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office, privilege, or honor.
- n. a politician who is running for public office
- n. someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
- From Latin candidatus ("a person who is standing for public office"), the perfect passive participle of candidare, from candidus ("candid, white"), in reference to Roman candidates wearing bleached white togas as a symbol of purity at a public forum. (Wiktionary)
- Latin candidātus, clothed in white (from the white togas worn by Romans seeking office), candidate, from candidus, white; see candid. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The traditional role of the VP candidate is to attack the Presidential candidate from the other party - the Prez candidate himself can be quiet to keep his hands clean, but the case needs to be made.”
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“How did a discussion of whether a candidate is a good Christian become part and parcel of a discussion of who should enter a national political body in the year 2010?”
“How did a discussion of whether a candidate is a "good Christian" become part and parcel of a discussion of who should enter a national political body in the year 2010?”
“And remember, just because the candidate is a woman doesn't mean she supports equality and action that will return our country to economic prosperity.”
“When I enter the voting booth next Tuesday, I won't ask myself if a candidate is a person who will always do the right thing.”
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