Definitions for: Player

[n] someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
[n] a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
[n] an important participant (as in a business deal); "he was a major player in setting up the corporation"

Webster (1913) Definition: Play"er, n.
1. One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious
aims; an idler; a trifler. --Shak.

2. One who plays any game.

3. A dramatic actor. --Shak.

4. One who plays on an instrument of music. ``A cunning
player on a harp.'' --1 Sam. xvi. 16.

5. A gamester; a gambler.

Synonyms: actor, histrion, instrumentalist, musician, participant, role player, thespian

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