• WordNet 3.6
    • n participant someone who takes part in an activity
    • n participant a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
    • n Participant A participator; a partaker. "Participants in their . . . mysterious rites."
    • a Participant Sharing; participating; having a share or part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: More than 100 professional cyclists participate in the Tour de France every year and the race is over 3,200 kilometers
    • participant Sharing; having a share or part: followed by of.
    • n participant One who participates; a partaker; one having a share or part.
    • n participant In Gregorian music, the next most important tone in a mode after the mediant, lying in the authentic modes usually next above or below the mediant, and in plagal modes usually at the bottom of the scale. See modulation, 3 . It may be used as the first tone of any phrase in a plainsong melody, and as the last tone of any phrase except the last. The participants of the various modes in general use are: I., G; II., A; III., A or B; IV., C or F; V., G; VI., C; VII., A; VIII., D; IX.,D; X.,E; XIII., D; XIV., G.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Greece and Australia are the only countries to participate in all of the modern Olympics.
    • Participant participating: sharing
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  • Harry Browne
    Harry Browne
    “You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose”
  • O. S. Hawkins
    O. S. Hawkins
    “What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.”
  • Scott Adams
    Scott Adams
    “There's a fine line between participation and mockery.”
  • Gerald F. Lieberman
    Gerald F. Lieberman
    “Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. participans, p. pr. of participare,: cf. F. participant,. See Participate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. participāre, -ātumpars, part, capĕre, to take.


In literature:

A number of persons have been arrested on charge of participation in the proposed expedition.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
But they too had participated in the universal degeneracy.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
He's to marry young mistress i' the morn, an' we're getting drunk by participation.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Many buggies and one large carry-all passed him, each full of the participants in the contest.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
The teacher should never hesitate, from questions of personal dignity, to participate in the play of children.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
They are torn, unsure whether to seek their aims through political participation or through violent insurgency.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
He hinted that perhaps the French Canadians would help the Yorkers and participate in the driving out of the British from North America.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
Odeon had participated in three of those hunts, hating the necessity but as grimly determined as any to rid the world of them.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Since the orders for that had come through the two rulers, it seemed only fitting that they participate now, as well.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Both sexes always participated in these meetings.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean

In poetry:

Action and Passion nought could do
To save Sir Verb from fate;
Whose doom poor Participle knew,
He must participate.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
Do thine, sweet Auburn, thine, the loveliest train,
Do thy fair tribes participate her pain?
E'en now, perhaps, by cold and hunger led,
At proud men's doors they ask a little bread!
"The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith
They as participants fought in such wise as was taught,
As beseemed the old days of the dragons,
When you led to the dance and defended with lance
The damsel you pledged in your flagons.
"The Blue And Gray" by Eugene Field
O night! propitious to my views,
Thy sable awning wide diffuse;
Conceal alike my joy and pain,
Nor draw thy curtain back again,
Though morning, by the tears she shows,
Seems to participate my woes.
"The Secrets Of Divine Love Are To Be Kept" by William Cowper
View with alarm, participant, observer,
Buried in medals from the time before.
Whisper, then believe and serve and die
And drape fresh bunting on the hemisphere
From here to India. This is the world you buy
When the wind blows fresh for war.
"Interregnum" by Weldon Kees

In news:

Postal workers participate in bioterrorism response drill.
Learn more about this FREE event from past participants.
Participants will build a birdhouse to take home.
Kruger, McPhee, Birk non-participants in Wednesday's practice.
Located on the porch of the Asa Packer Mansion these two players participated in the 'Walk in Time' game.
What made the display even worse was that the 3 participants were in blackface .
Walgreens is offering free blood glucose tests at participating locations in Wisconsin throughout November to mark American Diabetes Month.
Thousands of people — some of whom I'm sure had never set foot in our fair city — participated in the Oakland Running Festival.
We would like to applaud everyone who participated in the Centre/South business district's "Light Up JP" this season.
Were this year's new voters to continue their political participation, they would, it appears, dye California's politics an even deeper and more permanent shade of blue .
Participants in the annual Memorial Race at Watson Pond in Taunton help state Environmental Police investigators remove the boat from the water that was involved in a severe boat crash on Sunday.
Participants are asked where they are from and what they like and dislike about the mall.
The case of Brogan Rafferty, an Ohio teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers, went to a jury Thursday.
We are involved in our local 4-H club where we participate in the Broiler Project.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta participates during a news briefing October 25, 2012 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

In science:

To determine the localization properties of a normalized eigenfunction ψi,l associated with an eigenvalue El , we consider the inverse participation ratio, Pi |ψi,l |4 .
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
We plot the inverse participation ratio against eigenvalue, for systems with bounded, random mass.
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
Inverse participation ratio as a function of eigenvalue.
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
For average connectivity equal to 1, the inverse participation ratio is found to be independent of N , and thus the system appears localized.
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
Nw (b) is the number of participating (wounded) nucleous in a Pb-Pb collision at the impact parameter b.
Simple models of the contribution of intermediate state gluons to J\psi suppression at the CERN SPS