en·​trant | \ ˈen-trənt \

Definition of entrant

: one that enters especially : one that enters a contest

Examples of entrant in a Sentence

Each entrant had to agree to the contest rules. new entrants into a highly competitive field

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There are quite a few entrants to the space, but direct-to-consumer sleep giant Casper has come out on top, boasting more than $600 million in revenue since its 2014 debut. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018 The second entrant in the NGCV contest is the Raytheon/Rheinmetall KF41 Lynx infantry fighting vehicle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "One of These 3 Tanks Will Replace the U.S. Army’s M2 Bradley," 10 Oct. 2018 However, the high cost of their products makes them vulnerable to new entrants to the market. The Economist, "The bottom rungFinancial inclusion in the rich world," 3 May 2018 In recent years, the once static couture schedule has been enlivened by new entrants like Fendi, Sonia Rykiel, and Ronald dan Der Kemp, who is on point with his elevation of upcycling at fashion’s highest level. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Couture Is All About the Details—Glorious Details. Here, Our 45 Best Close-Ups from the 2018 Collections," 29 Dec. 2018 And while some of the top slots remain the same year-to-year, there have been some new entrants climbing the charts. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Most Expensive Cities for Airbnbs," 24 July 2018 Although there was a strong field of entrants into the Google Lunar XPRIZE, no one succeeded in winning that competition to complete a soft landing on the Moon. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "NASA takes a tangible step back toward the Moon with commercial program," 29 Nov. 2018 Finally, a big entrant doesn’t always destroy local businesses. Richard A. Epstein, WSJ, "‘The Curse of Bigness’ Review: Revisiting the Gilded Age," 2 Dec. 2018 The finalists include entrants from India, China, Australia, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, exhibiting a range of different techniques and perspectives. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Are these the best architectural photos of 2018?," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of entrant

1635, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of entrant

: a person who enters something (such as a competition)

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to gather or build up little by little

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