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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sharing; having a share or part: followed by of.
  • noun One who participates; a partaker; one having a share or part.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A participator; a partaker.
  • adjective Sharing; participating; having a share or part.

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

  • noun one who participates

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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



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