player ( players plural )
1 n-count A player in a sport or game is a person who takes part, either as a job or for fun.
...his greatness as a player..., She was a good golfer and tennis player.
2 n-count You can use player to refer to a musician. For example, a piano player is someone who plays the piano.
...a professional trumpet player.
3 n-count If a person, country, or organization is a playerin something, they are involved in it and important in it.
oft supp N, N in n
Big business has become a major player in the art market...
4 n-count A player is an actor.
...a company of players..., Oscar nominations went to all five leading players.
cassette player →
CD player →
record player →
cassette player ( cassette players plural ) A cassette player is a machine that is used for playing cassettes and sometimes also recording them. n-count
CD player ( CD players plural ) A CD player is a machine on which you can play CDs. n-count
key player ( key players plural ) The key players in a particular organization, event, or situation are the most important people or things involved in it. n-count
The former chairman was a key player in the deals that pushed the bank to the top.
player-manager ( player-managers plural ) In football and some other sports, a player-manager is a person who plays for a team and also manages the team. n-count
player piano ( player pianos plural ) A player piano is a type of mechanical piano. When you press the pedals, air is forced through holes in a roll of paper to press the keys and play a tune.
(mainly AM) n-count
in BRIT, usually use pianola
record player ( record players plural ) , record-player A record player is a machine on which you can play a record in order to listen to the music or other sounds on it. n-count
team player ( team players plural ) If you refer to someone as a team player, you mean that they work well with other people in order to achieve things. n-count