- a person who applies for or requests something; a candidate: an applicant for a position.
Origin of applicant
Examples from the Web for applicant
If the visa is rejected without explanation, the applicant is on the list.Exclusive: Putin Imposes Secret Sanctions on Pro-Gay Obama Campaign Donors
May 2, 2014
If the applicant indicates that he or she has used illegal drugs, state workers are required to give the individual a drug test.Stop Drug Testing for Welfare Benefits, It's a Dumb Policy
March 13, 2014
But the agency is obligated under the law to inquire about an applicant's activities.IRS Deems Pro-Israel Group ‘Touch and Go’
June 26, 2013
That happened last year to Cody Slaughter, a 22-year-old applicant from Somerton, Ariz.On Polygraph Tests, Would-Be Border Patrol Agents Confess to Crimes
April 4, 2013
To be accepted, the applicant had to be between the ages of 18 and 25, have at least one Palestinian parent and speak some Arabic.A Palestinian Birthright Trip?
Anna Lekas Miller
April 3, 2013
Who is going to say whether an applicant is competent to pilot a balloon or airship?Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
M. des Amis closed the door, and turned to the applicant, who rose at once.Scaramouche
Asked what his business was the applicant said he was a bookmaker.
The applicant said that there was plenty of money about if you knew where to look for it.
But imagine the invention claimed by an applicant to be the counter.The Classification of Patents
United States Patent Office
- a person who applies, as for a job, grant, support, etc; candidate
Word Origin and History for applicant
"one who applies," late 15c., from Latin applicantem (nominative applicans), present participle of applicare (see apply).