Definition of entrant in English:

entrant

noun

  • A person or group that enters or takes part in something.

    ‘the prize will be awarded to the entrant who wins the tiebreak’
    ‘the company is a new entrant into an established market’
    • ‘The prizes will be awarded on quality of work, keeping in mind the entrant's age.’
    • ‘This award will go to the school from which the winning entrant is chosen, so not just individual but school pride is at stake.’
    • ‘New entrants would bring inward investment, customer choice and competitive tension to the market.’
    • ‘He had forgotten he had entered a competition where entrants were asked to describe their dream day.’
    • ‘It costs £1 a week to play and entrants have the chance to win up to five times a week.’
    • ‘Sports stadia, in particular, should be made secure, by checking entrants at the turnstiles.’
    • ‘One of the conditions for the entrants in the competition is to participate with capital in the fund.’
    • ‘The winner will receive an award at a presentation in May and all entrants will receive a certificate.’
    • ‘By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all of these terms and conditions.’
    • ‘Every entrant had already picked up a prize by virtue of entering the tournament.’
    • ‘Real world firms, and in particular real world entrants, face many kinds of uncertainty.’
    • ‘Each entrant must collect a registration form as they enter the church grounds.’
    • ‘This is also because the interests of young farmers and new entrants to farming must be looked after.’
    • ‘Only four to six contestants will go through, depending on the amount of foreign entrants.’
    • ‘It is the first time an overseas entrant has won the accolade.’
    • ‘Contrary to my expectations, there was no rivalry between the entrants.’
    • ‘Hundreds of riders were expected to attend the event and all entrants will be contacted with the new date.’
    • ‘The Norwegian entrant was the last entrant sitting there on nul, for a long long time.’
    • ‘Is the customer base, present and potential, sufficient to support new entrants?’
    • ‘A disproportionate number of new entrants have been based in England, particularly the south.’
    new member, new arrival, beginner, newcomer, fresher, freshman, recruit, new boy, new girl
    competitor, contestant, contender, challenger, participant, player, candidate, applicant
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Origin

Early 17th century (denoting a person taking legal possession of land or property): from French, literally ‘entering’, present participle of entrer (see enter).

Pronunciation

entrant

/ˈɛntr(ə)nt/