mul·​ti·​play·​er ˌməl-tē-ˈplā-ər How to pronounce multiplayer (audio)
: involving or intended for more than one player
a multiplayer trade/deal in baseball
a card game with solitaire and multiplayer rules
often : involving or allowing simultaneous play by more than one player through a shared interface
Since the multiplayer game World of Warcraft debuted in 2004, gamers have spent more than 50 billion hours guiding their role-playing avatars through its mythical virtual worlds. Discover
While both are meant for multiplayer combat, the AI in single-player mode can provide you with dangerously smart foes. Newsweek
Buy if: you want fast-paced multiplayer fun that's tense as heck. Jimmy Donnellan

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiplayer was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Multiplayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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