Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

applicant

play
noun ap·pli·cant \ˈa-pli-kənt\

Simple Definition of applicant

  • : someone who formally asks for something (such as a job or admission to a college) : someone who applies for something

Full Definition of applicant

  1. :  one who applies <a job applicant>

Examples of applicant

  1. We interviewed 30 qualified applicants for the job.

  2. <have numerous applicants for the job>



1776

First Known Use of applicant

1776


APPLICANT Defined for Kids

applicant

play
noun ap·pli·cant \ˈa-pli-kənt\

Definition of applicant

  1. :  a person who applies for something (as a job)





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up applicant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ