candidate

  • 1 candidate — can‧di‧date [ˈkænddt ǁ deɪt, dt] noun [countable] 1. JOBS someone who is being considered for a job or is competing to be elected: • Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills. candidate for • They are interviewing three candidates for… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 candidate — I noun applicant, aspirant, aspirer, candidates, challenger, competitor, contender, contestant, designee, desirer, entrant, hopeful, job seeker, nominee, office hunter, office seeker, petitioner, political aspirant, political contestant, runner,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 candidate — candidate, aspirant, nominee, applicant denote one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award. Candidate is applied not only to a seeker but to one who is put forward by others or is considered as a possibility by those whose function it is… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Candidate — Can di*date, n. [L. Candidatus, n. (because candidates for office in Rome were clothed in a white toga.) fr. candidatus clothed in white, fr. candiduslittering, white: cf. F. candidat.] One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 candidate — ► NOUN 1) a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election. 2) a person taking an examination. 3) a person or thing regarded as suitable for a particular fate, treatment, or position: she was the perfect candidate for a biography.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Candidate — applicant who has fulfilled specified prerequisites, allowing the participation in the certification process (p. 3.2 ISO/IEC 17024:2003). Источник …

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  • 7 candidate — [kan′də dāt΄, kan′dədət] n. [L candidatus, white robed < candidus (see CANDID): office seekers in ancient Rome wore white gowns] 1. a person who seeks, or who has been proposed for, an office, an award, etc. 2. a person or thing apparently… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 candidate — c.1600s, from L. candidatus one aspiring to office, originally white robed, pp. of candidare to make white or bright, from candidus (see CANDID (Cf. candid)). Office seekers in ancient Rome wore white togas …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 candidate — [n] person desiring political office, job applicant, aspirant, bidder, claimant, competitor, contender, contestant, dark horse*, entrant, favorite son*, handshaker*, hopeful*, job hunter, nominee, office seeker, petitioner, possibility, possible… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Candidate — For other uses, see candidate (disambiguation). A candidate is the prospective recipient of an award or honor or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example: to be elected to an office in this case a candidate… …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 candidate — n. 1) to put up a candidate (for office) 2) to adopt (BE); endorse a candidate 3) (BE) to de select a candidate ( to refuse at the local level to support a party candidate adopted at the national level ) 4) a party; write in candidate 5) a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 candidate */*/*/ — UK [ˈkændɪdeɪt] / UK [ˈkændɪdət] / US / US [ˈkændɪˌdeɪt] noun [countable] Word forms candidate : singular candidate plural candidates 1) one of the people competing in an election the Labour/Liberal/Conservative candidate a) one of the people… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 candidate — 01. The Liberal Party want her to run as a [candidate] in the upcoming provincial election. 02. The Republican [candidate] is leading in the polls with the election only a few days away. 03. London is seen as one of the best [candidates] for the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 candidate — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ potential, prospective ▪ Prospective parliamentary candidates met party leaders last week. ▪ likely, possible, qualified, suitable, viable …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 candidate — can|di|date [ kændı,deıt, kændıdət ] noun count *** 1. ) one of the people competing in an election: the Democratic/Republican candidate a ) one of the people competing for a job: The candidate must demonstrate good communication skills.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 candidate — [[t]kæ̱ndɪdeɪt[/t]] ♦♦ candidates 1) N COUNT: oft N for n A candidate is someone who is being considered for a position, for example someone who is running in an election or applying for a job. The Democratic candidate is still leading in the… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 candidate — A person who seeks office and who, in the case of a public office to be filled by election, has taken the steps required by the election law to have his name presented at the election so that the voters may vote for him. 25 Am J2d Elect §§ 128 et …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 candidate — can|di|date W2 [ˈkændıdıt US deıt, dıt] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: candidatus, from candidatus dressed in white , from candidus ( CANDID); because someone trying to get elected in ancient Rome wore white clothes] 1.) someone who is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 candidate — candidacy /kan di deuh see/; Chiefly Brit., candidature /kan di deuh cheuhr/, candidateship, n. n. /kan di dayt , dit/; v. /kan di dayt /, n., v., candidated, candidating. n. 1. a person who seeks an office, honor, etc.: a candidate for governor …

    Universalium

  • 20 candidate — ● candidat, candidate nom (latin candidatus, vêtu de blanc) Personne qui aspire à une fonction, à un titre, à une dignité ; qui se présente à un examen, à un concours, à une élection. Personne qui aspire à participer à une action, à obtenir… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle