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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: player /ˈpleɪə(r)/ 
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singularplayer
pluralplayers
  1. 1
    someone who plays a particular game or sport

    The top players earn millions of dollars a year.

    a tennis/cricket player

    She proved an excellent chess player.

  2. 3
    a person or organization that influences a situation, especially in business or politics

    Scottish companies could become major players in the world market for green technologies.

    Germany is seen as a key player within the European Union.

This is the British English definition of player. View American English definition of player