player

[pley-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that plays.
2.
a person who takes part or is skilled in some game or sport.
3.
a person who plays parts on the stage; an actor.
4.
a performer on a musical instrument.
5.
Informal. a participant, as in a conference or business deal.
6.
a sound- or image-reproducing machine: a record player; a cassette player; a videodisc player.
7.
a gambler.
8.
Slang. a person engaged in illicit or illegal activity, especially a pimp.
9.
a mechanical device by which a musical instrument, as a player piano, is played automatically.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English pleyer, Old English plegere. See play, -er1

counterplayer, noun
nonplayer, noun
self-player, noun
superplayer, noun
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Player

[pley-er]
noun
Gary, born 1935, South African golfer.
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player (ˈpleɪə)
 
n
1.  a person who participates in or is skilled at some game or sport
2.  a person who plays a game or sport professionally
3.  a person who plays a musical instrument
4.  an actor
5.  informal a participant, esp a powerful one, in a particular field of activity: a leading city player
6.  See record player
7.  the playing mechanism in a Pianola

Player (ˈpleɪə)
 
n
Gary (ˈɡærɪ). born 1935, South African professional golfer: won the British Open Championship (1959; 1968; 1974) and the US Open Championship (1965)

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Example sentences for player
For example, a player could choose to wager one dollar per game on a nickel
  slot machine.
As the player chooses items, a number of credits is revealed and awarded.
This is known as the theoretical payout percentage or rtp, return to player.
The cheats give the player an incentive to play the latest games.
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