Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that applies, as for a job.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who applies; one who makes request; a petitioner; a candidate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who apples for something; one who makes request; a petitioner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who applies for something; one who makes request; a petitioner.
  • noun The third coordinate (or z-coodinate) in a three dimensional coordinate system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin applicāns, present participle of applicāre, to affix; see apply.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin applicans, present participle of applicare. See apply.

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