a person or thing that plays
a person who takes part or is skilled in some game or sport.
a person who plays
parts on the stage; an actor.
a performer on a musical instrument.
Informal. a participant, as in a conference or business deal.
a sound- or image-reproducing machine: a record player; a cassette player; a videodisc player.
Slang. a person engaged in illicit or illegal activity, especially a pimp.
Origin: before 1000; Middle English pleyer, Old English plegere. Related forms