from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that plays, especially:
- n. One who participates in a game or sport.
- n. A gambler.
- n. One who performs in theatrical roles.
- n. One who plays a musical instrument.
- n. An active participant: a major player in world affairs.
- n. The mechanism actuating a player piano.
- n. A machine that reproduces recorded audio or audio-visual material.
- n. Slang One who actively seeks out sexual partners and carries on a number of sexual affairs at the same time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who plays any game or sport.
- n. One who plays a part in something; a character
- n. An actor in a dramatic play.
- n. One who plays on a musical instrument.
- n. One who is playful, given to games and other amusement; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.
- n. A gamer; a gamester.
- n. A gambler.
- n. A person who plays the field rather than having a long-term sexual relationship.
- n. An electronic device that plays audio and/or video media, such as CD player.
- n. A software application that plays audio and/or video.
- adj. of something that "plays" itself, like certain automated devices
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.
- n. One who plays any game.
- n. A dramatic actor.
- n. One who plays on an instrument of music.
- n. A gamester; a gambler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who plays.
- n. A contestant in a game or match of any kind; also, one who is in the habit of playing, or who is skilled in, a particular game : as, a chess-player; a billiard-player.
- n. A dramatic performer; an actor; one who enacts characters on the stage.
- n. One who performs on an instrument of music.
- n. In harness-manuf., a small piece of metal attached by links to the mouthpiece of the bridle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
- n. an important participant (as in a business deal)
- n. a theatrical performer
- n. a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
- n. a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously
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The main American player is Brian Linden, 47 years old, who came to China in 1984 and has been here most of the time since.
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