Definitions of applicant

  1. One who applies: a petitioner. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. One who applies. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. One who applies; a candidate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for applicant

  1. The citizen who turns an applicant for aid over to an effective organization in a great majority of cases performs a much greater service both to the applicant and to the community than by attempting to give aid directly. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  2. Was he the only applicant – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various