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

Recent Examples on the Web

Geuder said there are between 75 and 80 entrants in the parade. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Bolder fireworks, updated food offerings at this year's Deerfield Family Days," 25 June 2018 Central Maine Power was a late entrant in the race for the hydropower connection. Joshua Miller And Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Baker adviser helped energy firms land big Mass. contracts," 28 May 2018 If there are more than 30 entrants, preference will be given based on letter of recommendation from a teacher or music coach. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Rancho Bernardo, "Singing youths sought for RB Idol contest," 16 May 2018 Mendelssohn is O'Brien's sixth Kentucky Derby entrant; O'Brien seeks his first victory. Dennis Manoloff, cleveland.com, "Kentucky Derby 2018: Streaming, horses, post positions, odds for race at Churchill Downs," 5 May 2018 Lone Sailor is the stable's third Kentucky Derby entrant since the stable formed in 2015. Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com, "Tom Amoss carrying torch for New Orleans at Kentucky Derby 2018," 4 May 2018 Pettway, who dealt with heel, ankle and shoulder blade injuries last season after leading the SEC in rushing yards per game in 2016, was the other early draft entrant who did not get picked this weekend. James Crepea, AL.com, "Auburn's Tray Matthews signs with Minnesota Vikings," 28 Apr. 2018 Still, being an early entrant meant Irvin didn’t receive an invite to the Combine or the draft itself. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "How the NFL Draft has evolved over decades through the eyes of former players | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 Apr. 2018 All entrants, upon submission, will provide Niantic with a perpetual license to use their entries, both for marketing purposes and to incorporate any features or concepts, including gameplay, into its platform, technology, and future products. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokémon Go creators launch AR-game contest that (nearly) resembles American Idol," 21 Dec. 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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