• WordNet 3.6
    • n entrant a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise "a well publicized entrant is the pocket computer"
    • n entrant one who enters a competition
    • n entrant someone who enters "new entrants to the country must go though immigration procedures"
    • n entrant any new participant in some activity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Entrant An applicant for admission.
    • Entrant One who enters; a beginner. "The entrant upon life."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • entrant Entering; giving entrance or admission: as, an entrant orifice.
    • n entrant One who enters; a beginner; a new member, as of an association, a university, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Entrant one who, or that which, enters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Entrance (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. entrer—L. intrāre, to enter.


In literature:

The reality was that once the entrant was hired, adulation ceased.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
By the objection, say, of a child, there ought to be a re-entrant column of smoke, which there is not.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
This does not mean that the entrant for ballet honors has nothing to do but go at once upon the stage, a completed artiste.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
There was a big purse offered for the winner, and there were several entrants.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
Sporangium oblong, stipitate, the apex re-entrant.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
Identification of new entrants into the Federal marketplace.
"Homeland Security Act of 2002" by Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
Out of thousands of entrants, we're good enough to place second.
"Voyage To Eternity" by Milton Lesser
At the post less than two minutes the seven entrants in the Derby were off like a shot.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
Twins, with characteristic re-entrant angles, such as figs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
He peered into slits, glanced at the machicolations aloft, measured salients and re-entrants and dead-ground with his eyes.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions

In news:

One likely entrant in Saturday's running of the Kentucky Derby is Ice Box, winner of the Florida Derby.
Two-time state entrant and all-state junior Rachelle LeBlanc leads a deep contingent of returners for the Little Falls gymnastics team this winter.
Among the latest entrants in the energy industry's caffeine race is a pocket-size squeeze bottle called Mio Energy.
As the youngest judge ever, Jack will help his dad, Jamie Deen, grade 93 entrants in this year's Gingerbread Village decorating contest.
The gift cards will be mailed to the first 2,000 eligible entrants.
The New York City Marathon on Nov 4 has attracted 48,000 entrants.
Entrants competing to become the next Secure Hash Algorithm for government.
This year's crop of college graduates will - by some accounts - mark the first entrants of Generation Z into the workplace.
Add another entrant to the increasingly crowded field of members-only e-commerce sites.
Recent entrants supplement traditional vocational models.
The fifth annual Ventura ornament competition seeks entrants.
An Entrant's ranking on the leaderboard may NOT accurately reflect such Entrant's status as a Monthly Prize or Overall Prize winner due to the manual application of the tie-breaker criteria.
Children's TV marketplace expected to be fl at despite new entrants.
Not only do entrants in the Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge have to build their own sea-craft in three hours using only nonpower tools, they have to sail it, too.
One of the entrants that earned a best in show award at Morgan City's Cruz'n Classics Car Show almost didn't enter.

In science:

All other features, such as those from the re-entrant quantum Hall effect, disappear at ∼ 30 mK.
Quasiparticle Tunneling in the Fractional Quantum Hall State at \nu = 5/2
At the lowest temperatures strong re-entrant integer quantum Hall (RIQH) features are also visible on either side of 5/2, both in the bulk and in the QPC (see Fig. 2).
Quasiparticle Tunneling in the Fractional Quantum Hall State at \nu = 5/2
By varying the number of particles, thermal excitations or adding external magnetic fields, the smearing of superfluid-to-normal phase transition, the survival of pairing correlations, the odd-even staggering [3, 4] and/or possible re-entrant effects have been carefully analyzed.
Thermodynamics of small superconductors with fixed particle number
Il vettore di propagazione dell’onda è diretto perpendicolarmente al piano xy nel verso entrante al foglio. L’ellisse di polarizzazione della componente ordinaria (in rosso) e quella della componente straordinaria (in verde) sono in relazione fra loro come indicato (Ratcliffe, 1959).
Ionospheric HF radio propagation in problems and computer assignments
Such techniques are sub ject to well-known and obvious errors, as can be exemplified in the transcripts of interactions with the winning computer entrant.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test