- a competitor in a contest.
- a new member, as of an association or school.
- a person who enters.
Origin of entrant
1625–35; < French, noun use of entrant, present participle of entrer to enter
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Yes, I believe there is an entrant from there, replied the secretary.The Motor Boys on the Wing
For twelve hours a day—for four consecutive days—every entrant must be there.Lad: A Dog
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She, with the others, had turned toward the entrant, her eyes remaining upon him until now.Wolf Breed
Then the two turned to the midnight entrant in the dark precincts of Cedar Ridge.The Orchard Secret
This does not mean that the entrant for ballet honors has nothing to do but go at once upon the stage, a completed artiste.The Art of Stage Dancing
- a person who enters
- a new member of a group, society, or association
- a person who enters a competition or contest; competitor
C17: from French, literally: entering, from entrer to enter
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Word Origin and History for entrant
1630s, of professions, etc.; 1838, of contests; from French entrant, present participle of entrer (see enter).
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