1. One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.
2. One who plays any game.
3. A dramatic actor.
4. One who plays on an instrument of music. “A cunning player on a harp.”
5. A gamester; a gambler.
n 1: a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
2: someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
[syn: musician, instrumentalist]
3: a theatrical performer [syn: actor, histrion, thespian,
4: an important participant (as in a business deal); "he was a
major player in setting up the corporation"