What is player?

  • (noun): A person who participates in or is skilled at some game.
    Synonyms: participant
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on player:

Protection (poker)
... to fold, both of which are profitable for the betting player ... By contrast, if he failed to protect his hand, another player could draw out on him at no cost, meaning he gets no value from his made hand ... The term protection is also often heard in the context of an all-in player (see poker table stakes rules) ...
3GP And 3G2 - Software Support
... platforms with MPlayer and VLC media player ... Programs such as Media Player Classic, K-Multimedia Player, Totem, RealPlayer, QuickTime, and GOM Player can also be used ...
8ball - Standardized Rules of Play - Turns
... A player (or team) will continue to shoot until committing a foul, or failing to legally pocket an object ball on a non-foul shot (whether intentionally or not) ... Thereupon it is the turn of the opposing player(s) ... Following a foul, the incoming player has ball-in-hand anywhere on the table, unless the foul occurred on the break shot, as noted previously ...
1970 - Births - February
... February 1 – Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000) February 3 – Keith Carney, American hockey player February 8 Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player John Filan, Australian footballer Stephanie Courtney, American actress and comedian February 9 – Glenn McGrath, Australian test cricketer February 14 Sean Hill, American hockey player Simon Pegg, British comedian, actor and writer February 17 – Dominic Purcell, English-Australian actor February 18 – Raine Maida, Canadian musician and beat poet February 21 – Dayna Devon, American news anchor February 22 – Dominic Roussel, Canadian ice hockey player February 24 – Jeff Garcia, American football player February 26 Linda Brava, Finnish violinist Cathrine Lindahl, Swedish curler February 27 – Matthias Lechner, German art director February 28 Daniel Handler, American author Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete ...
7 Sins
7 Sins is a life simulation video game where the player must get to the top of the social ladder and make decisions related to the seven deadly sins ... Throughout the game the player makes decisions based on pride, wrath, greed, envy, lust, sloth and gluttony ... In total there are seven chapters and one hundred non-player characters to interact with ...

More definitions of "player":

  • (noun): An important participant (as in a business deal).
    Example: "He was a major player in setting up the corporation"

Famous quotes containing the word player:

    Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    If women were umpiring none of this [rowdyism] would happen. Do you suppose any ball player in the country would step up to a good-looking girl and say to her, “You color- blind, pickle-brained, cross-eyed idiot, if you don’t stop throwing the soup into me I’ll distribute your features all over you countenance!” Of course he wouldn’t.
    Amanda Clement (1888–1971)

    It is a fundamental characteristic of civilization that man most profoundly mistrusts those living outside his own milieu, so that not only does the Teuton regard the Jew as an incomprehensible and inferior being, but the football player likewise so regards the piano player.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)