Synonyms of entrant
1 newcomerDictionary • the newest entrant to the political scene
newcomer • The candidates are all relative newcomers to politics.
novice • I'm a novice at these things. You're the professional.
initiate • He was an initiate of a Chinese spiritual discipline.
beginner • I am a complete beginner to bird-keeping.
apprentice • I started off as an apprentice and worked my way up.
neophyte (formal) • The book is a wonderfully stimulating read for both neophytes and wine buffs.
tyro • a tyro journalist
probationer • I was a young policeman - a probationer with a training officer.
2 competitorDictionary • All items submitted for the competition must be the entrant's own work.
competitor • One of the oldest competitors in the race won the silver medal.
player • top chess players
candidate • We spoke to them all and John emerged as the best candidate.
entry • The winner was selected from hundreds of entries.
participant • He was a reluctant participant in the proceedings.
applicant • The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills.
contender • Her trainer said yesterday that she would be a strong contender for a place in the British team.
contestant • She was a former contestant in the Miss World beauty pageant.
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applicantAn applicant for something such as a job or a place at a college is someone who makes a formal written request to be given it.
• The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills.
apprenticeAn apprentice is a young person who works for someone in order to learn their skill.
• I started off as an apprentice and worked my way up.
beginnerA beginner is someone who has just started learning to do something and cannot do it very well yet.
• I am a complete beginner to bird-keeping.
Thesaurus for entrant from the Collins English Thesaurus