Definition of entrant in US English:

entrant

noun

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

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

/ˈentrənt//ˈɛntrənt/