noun play·er \ˈplā-ər\

: a person who plays a sport or game

: a person who performs music usually on a particular instrument

: a machine that causes recorded sounds or pictures to be heard or seen

Full Definition of PLAYER

:  one that plays: as
a :  a person who plays a game
b :  musician
c :  actor
d :  a device that reproduces recorded material (as video images or music) from a usually specified medium <a CD player>
e :  one actively involved especially in a competitive field or process :  participant <a key player in politics>

Examples of PLAYER

  1. She's one of the team's best players.
  2. The band's lead guitar player hurt his hand and couldn't play.
  3. Piano players are called pianists.

First Known Use of PLAYER

14th century
PLAYER Defined for Kids


noun play·er \ˈplā-ər\

Definition of PLAYER for Kids

:  a person who participates in a game
:  a person who produces sound on a musical instrument
:  a device that reproduces sounds or video images that have been recorded (as on magnetic tape or a hard drive)


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