candidate

[[t]kæ̱ndɪdeɪt[/t]]
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candidates
1) N-COUNT: oft N for n A candidate is someone who is being considered for a position, for example someone who is running in an election or applying for a job.

The Democratic candidate is still leading in the polls...

He is a candidate for the office of Governor...

We all spoke to them and John emerged as the best candidate.

2) N-COUNT A candidate is someone who is taking an examination. [BRIT]
3) N-COUNT A candidate is someone who is studying for a degree at a college. [AM]
4) N-COUNT: usu N for n A candidate is a person or thing that is regarded as being suitable for a particular purpose or as being likely to do or be a particular thing.

I think Birmingham City are prime candidates for relegation next season...

Those who are overweight or indulge in high-salt diets are candidates for hypertension.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • candidate — candidate, aspirant, nominee, applicant denote one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award. Candidate is applied not only to a seeker but to one who is put forward by others or is considered as a possibility by those whose function it is… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Candidate — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candidate — ► NOUN 1) a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election. 2) a person taking an examination. 3) a person or thing regarded as suitable for a particular fate, treatment, or position: she was the perfect candidate for a biography.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Candidate — applicant who has fulfilled specified prerequisites, allowing the participation in the certification process (p. 3.2 ISO/IEC 17024:2003). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • candidate — [kan′də dāt΄, kan′dədət] n. [L candidatus, white robed < candidus (see CANDID): office seekers in ancient Rome wore white gowns] 1. a person who seeks, or who has been proposed for, an office, an award, etc. 2. a person or thing apparently… …   English World dictionary

  • candidate — c.1600s, from L. candidatus one aspiring to office, originally white robed, pp. of candidare to make white or bright, from candidus (see CANDID (Cf. candid)). Office seekers in ancient Rome wore white togas …   Etymology dictionary

  • candidate — [n] person desiring political office, job applicant, aspirant, bidder, claimant, competitor, contender, contestant, dark horse*, entrant, favorite son*, handshaker*, hopeful*, job hunter, nominee, office seeker, petitioner, possibility, possible… …   New thesaurus

  • Candidate — For other uses, see candidate (disambiguation). A candidate is the prospective recipient of an award or honor or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example: to be elected to an office in this case a candidate… …   Wikipedia

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