Player Play"er, n. 1. One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. One who plays any game. [1913 Webster]

3. A dramatic actor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. One who plays on an instrument of music. ``A cunning player on a harp.'' --1 Sam. xvi. 16. [1913 Webster]

5. A gamester; a gambler. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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