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

  • n. One that participates, shares, or takes part in something.
  • adj. Sharing in or taking part; participating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who participates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sharing; participating; having a share or part.
  • n. A participator; a partaker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sharing; having a share or part: followed by of.
  • n. One who participates; a partaker; one having a share or part.
  • n. In Gregorian music, the next most important tone in a mode after the mediant, lying in the authentic modes usually next above or below the mediant, and in plagal modes usually at the bottom of the scale. See modulation, 3 .

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

  • n. a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
  • n. someone who takes part in an activity


From Latin participans, present participle of participare; see participate. (Wiktionary)



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