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 Given how much the true-crime podcasting landscape has exploded since Serial debuted six years ago, having a unique hook can be key for a new entrant’s success. Emma Fraser, Vulture, "True Crime & Cocktails Mixes, Booze, Mystery, and Pajamas," 5 Feb. 2021 Sadly, the Kona N won't be a new entrant into the exclusive club of manual-transmission crossovers. Annie White, Car and Driver, "This Week in Cars: A Porsche Boxster, the Kona N, and a Flying Cadillac," 16 Jan. 2021 Last year, Tennessee was a wild-card entrant and the Ravens were the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Alabama NFL roundup: Derrick Henry runs into playoffs as rushing champ," 4 Jan. 2021 Malone recalled when the demanding Thibodeau got to coach the Knicks' entrant in the former Boston summer league. Brian Mahoney, Star Tribune, "Jokic, Nuggets win easily again, rout Knicks 114-89," 10 Jan. 2021 Six-time Derby winner Bob Baffert has a one-time starter, Classier, as his only entrant at 12-1. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Breeders’ Cup Juvenile showcasing top 2-year-olds to highlight the 14-race event," 5 Nov. 2020 The latest entrant enjoying its 15 minutes of virality is the #TortillaTrend, which has garnered more than 2 billion views on TikTok in a little over a week. Washington Post, "TikTok’s tortilla trend is basically a quesadilla — with extra fun folded in," 14 Jan. 2021 This is a wide-open affair and this entrant should improve in just his third career start. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: A look ahead to Santa Anita," 27 Nov. 2020 Victories in their final two games against the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals would have land the Ravens in the playoffs as an AFC wild-card entrant. Josh Dubow, baltimoresun.com, "Dolphins stun Raiders in closing seconds to stay ahead of Ravens in playoff chase," 26 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of entrant

1560, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2021

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“Entrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrant. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of entrant

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

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