en·​trant | \ ˈen-trənt How to pronounce entrant (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web But some convenience store executives say they are unfazed by Amazon and online entrants. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "America's new favorite restaurants are Wawa, Sheetz and 7-Eleven," 12 Jan. 2020 Warren is the first UC football player to be an early entrant in the draft, according to the school. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Michael Warren II, UC Bearcats star running back, declares for 2020 NFL Draft," 11 Jan. 2020 Pete Buttigieg is at 8-1, while the former mayor of New York and late entrant to the race, Michael Bloomberg, is placed at 10-1. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Biden becomes bookies' favorite for nomination but trails Trump in election odds," 9 Jan. 2020 Perhaps a surprise entrant will eliminate Lesnar, setting up a feud. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "WWE calls Brock Lesnar Royal Rumble plan unprecedented, but it’s not," 7 Jan. 2020 Even a requirement, to be introduced in 2021, for visa-free entrants to the EU to pre-register online (to weed out undesirables) is a deterrent for some would-be purchasers. The Economist, "Testing times ahead for the booming passports trade," 31 Dec. 2019 Yet the Democratic field also includes two billionaires, Tom Steyer and recent entrant Michael Bloomberg, who in only a few weeks has used massive TV advertising to approach the top tier, a few points behind the No. 4 candidate, Pete Buttigieg. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "What’s Behind the Great Big Billionaire Backlash?," 19 Dec. 2019 Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, a late entrant in the race, also tops Trump in the poll, 45%-40%. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "Trump trails all top Democrats, half of voters favor impeachment, Fox News poll says," 15 Dec. 2019 These include five new entrants: Astronaut Snoopy, Green Eggs and Ham, Love Flies Up to the Sky, Smokey Bear and a new SpongeBob Squarepants and Gary balloon. Thom Craver, CBS News, "How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of entrant

1560, in the meaning defined above

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“Entrant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrant. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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

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