Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CANDIDATE

Pronunciation:  'kandi`deyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a politician who is running for public office
  2. [n]  someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)

CANDIDATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: campaigner, nominee, prospect
 See Also: dark horse, favorite son, favourite son, human, individual, mortal, person, pol, political leader, politician, politico, running mate, somebody, someone, soul, spoiler, stalking-horse, write-in candidate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Can"di*date\, n. [L. Candidatus, n. (because
candidates for office in Rome were clothed in a white toga.)
fr. candidatus clothed in white, fr. candiduslittering,
white: cf. F. candidat.]
One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a
suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office,
privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of
governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for
scholastic honors.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: addict, agent, also-ran, applicant, appointee, aspirant, aspirer, assignee, baby kisser, bidder, campaigner, claimant, collector, coveter, dark horse, defeated candidate, deputy, desirer, devotee, dud, entrant, fancier, favorite son, freak, hankerer, has-been, hopeful, lame duck, licensee, lover, nominee, office seeker, petitioner, political hopeful, possibility, postulant, presidential timber, prospect, runner, running mate, seeker, selectee, solicitant, solicitor, stalking-horse, stumper, suitor, suppliant, supplicant, votary, wanter, whistle-stopper, wisher, yearner