- a person or group that participates; partaker.
- participating; sharing.
Origin of participant
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Examples from the Web for participant
The Moscow protest was not sanctioned, which meant every participant risked arrest.Russia’s Rebel In Chief Escapes House Arrest
December 30, 2014
He eventually ended up at as a digital producer for Participant Media.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films
October 30, 2014
Take Zara, a participant in a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville study on these relationships.Face It—We Rubes Will Never Live Like Gwyneth and Jennifer Aniston
July 2, 2014
After one participant discussed the shooting with police, his fellow gang members allegedly conspired to kill him, too.The FBI Declares War on L.A.’s Crips
June 18, 2014
A third participant directed us to the mosque where the Taliban Five were most likely to pray.My Search for the Taliban Five
June 15, 2014
A madder journey than Jim could have conceived of, had he not been a participant in it.
Better, he urged, to be umpire than participant in so ungrateful a contest.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
If he could not be a participant, he would at least witness the battle.A Son of the City
Herman Gastrell Seely
He was to do his part; but it was as a hastener rather than a participant in the struggle.John Brown: A Retrospect
As a participant, I may say that the company had the air of a band of conspirators.
Word Origin and History for participant
1540s, from Latin participantem (nominative participans), present participle of participare "to share in, partake of," from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation).
1560s, from Middle French participant, from Latin participantem (nominative participans), present participle of participare "to share in, partake of" from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation).