Player



[pley-er] /ˈpleɪ ər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that .
2.
a person who takes part or is skilled in some game or sport.
3.
a person who parts on the stage; an actor.
4.
a performer on a musical instrument.
5.
Informal. a participant, as in a conference or business deal.
6.
a sound- or image-reproducing machine:
a record player; a cassette player; a videodisc player.
7.
a gambler.
8.
Slang. a person engaged in illicit or illegal activity, especially a pimp.
9.
a mechanical device by which a musical instrument, as a , is automatically.
[pley-er] /ˈpleɪ ər/
noun
1.
Gary, born 1935, South African golfer.
/ˈpleɪə/
noun
1.
a person who participates in or is skilled at some game or sport
2.
a person who plays a game or sport professionally
3.
a person who plays a musical instrument
4.
an actor
5.
(informal) a participant, esp a powerful one, in a particular field of activity: a leading city player
6.
See record player
7.
the playing mechanism in a Pianola
/ˈpleɪə/
noun
1.
Gary (ˈɡærɪ). born 1935, South African golfer: winner of nine major championships (1959–78), including the British Open (1959, 1968, 1974)
n.

Old English plegere, agent noun from play (v.). Stage sense is from mid-15c. As a pimp’s word for himself (also playa), attested from 1974. Player-piano attested from 1901.

noun

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chalk-eater, horseplayer, piccolo player

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