noun \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


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