[ en-truh nt ]
/ ˈɛn trənt /


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

Nearby words

  1. entrammel,
  2. entrance,
  3. entrance pupil,
  4. entranceway,
  5. entrancing,
  6. entrap,
  7. entrapment,
  8. entrapment neuropathy,
  9. entre nous,
  10. entre-

Origin of entrant

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

Related formsnon·en·trant, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for entrant


/ (ˈɛntrənt) /


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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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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