Definition of canidate
1. candidate [ n ] a politician who is running for public officeUsed in print:
(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
The result was a landslide for the Republican candidates .
(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
a former Democratic candidate for President , a New_Deal poet , the magazine 's chief editorial writer , two newspaper_columnists , head of a national broadcasting_company , a popular Protestant evangelist , etc. .
(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
The limits are suggested by an imaginary experiment : contrast the perceptual skill of English_professors with that of their colleagues in discriminating among motor_cars , political candidates , or female beauty .Synonyms candidate nominee campaigner Related Terms politician dark_horse favorite_son spoiler stalking-horse write-in_candidate running_mate campaign
2. candidate [ n ] someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)Used in print:
With the neutralists maintaining pressure for one of their own to succeed Mr._Hammarskjold , U_Thant emerged as the only possible candidate unlikely to be waylaid by a veto .
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
Russia knows this , and that is why there were over 800000 competing for places as candidates for the Olympic gymnastic team .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
For proper accreditation of schools , teachers in any course must have a degree at_least one level above that for which the student is a candidate .
(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
No_matter who the candidate for marriage selected by the gapt .Synonyms candidate prospect Related Terms person
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