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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From abroad, both Tesco and Carrefour (crrfy, -0.31%)face threats from new entrants such as Amazon (amzn, -0.03%), which is making in-roads into the European grocery market. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "Why 2 of the World's Biggest Supermarkets Are Joining Together to Buy Groceries," 2 July 2018 And even if rules are restored, the notion that the internet should afford at least a minimally competitive landscape for new entrants now seems as antiquated as Friendster. Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, "How Net Neutrality Actually Ended Long Before This Week," 11 June 2018 The latest entrant in the genre, though, comes with a twist. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "A ‘Cancer Cure’ Video Skewered Bad Science—and Went Viral Itself," 10 July 2018 Bolay is the latest entrant into the hottest trend in restaurant expansion, the create-your-own-bowl niche where customers fill a bowl with veggies and meats then splash them with sauce. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Bolay opening three 'bowl' eateries in Orlando area, first in Lake Nona," 5 July 2018 Out of the 130 entrants for the hike’s first two years, only one Scout, James Spamer Jr., finished. Nelson Coffin, baltimoresun.com, "Take a hike: JFK's 'soft' warning fueled local Boy Scouts' tradition," 6 June 2018 Temple University’s Fox was an early entrant into the market for online business degrees, launching an M.B.A. program in 2009. Kelsey Gee, WSJ, "Temple University Fires a Dean Over Falsified M.B.A. Rankings Data," 13 July 2018 For example, Congress might want ICE and CBP to focus on very recent entrants (those who wouldn’t qualify as asylum seekers, that is) and anyone who’s a danger to public safety. Margo Schlanger, Washington Post, "You’ve heard the calls to #AbolishICE. Here’s what that could mean.," 9 July 2018 So rather than compete with some of these well-funded dockless bike and scooter market entrants, Uber and Lyft are scooping them up. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Tuesday, July 3," 3 July 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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