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entrant

[ en-truhnt ]
/ ˈɛn trənt /
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noun

a competitor in a contest.
a new member, as of an association or school.
a person who enters.

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Origin of entrant

1625–35; <French, noun use of entrant, present participle of entrer to enter

OTHER WORDS FROM entrant

non·en·trant, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for entrant

entrant
/ (ˈɛntrənt) /

noun

a person who enters
a new member of a group, society, or association
a person who enters a competition or contest; competitor

Word Origin for entrant

C17: from French, literally: entering, from entrer to enter
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