[k_ˈa_n_d_ɪ_d_ˌeɪ_t], [kˈandɪdˌe͡ɪt], [kˈandɪdˌe‍ɪt]

Definitions of candidate:

  1.   One who offers himself for any office or honor, so called because, at Rome, the applicant used to dress in white. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   One who offers himself or is proposed for an office. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   CANDIDATURE, CANDIDATESHIP. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   A person who seeks for a vacant office; one who offers himself as a fit person to fill an appointment. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   One who seeks, or is brought forward, to fill some office or post of honour, so called because it was the custom in Rome for such to dress in white. See Candid. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   One who offers himself, or is proposed by others, to fill some office. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for candidate:

  1. During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected. – Everett Dirksen
  2. I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA. – John F. Kerry
  3. The Manchurian Candidate was the most important movie I was in, let's face it. – Angela Lansbury
  4. A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway, so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft, and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft. – L. Neil Smith
  5. I think I might as well give up being a candidate There are so many people in the country who don't like me. – William Howard Taft

Usage examples for candidate:

  1. Only that she made a fool of herself by running away with you I should have preferred to wait till some more sensible candidate had proposed himself for her hand. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  2. By some it was supposed that Governor Clinton would decline being again considered a candidate – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  3. The garb of the candidate for the day is armour. ” – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  4. “ No nomination, or similar formality, is required of the candidate – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  5. General Kadri Hasbiu- minister of interior, head of the security forces, and a Politburo candidate member- was a brother- in- law of Mehmet Shehu. ” – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  6. “ Lucullus being consul at that time, though at variance with Pompey, yet in consideration that he himself was a candidate for the command against Mithridates, procured and hastened these supplies, fearing lest there should be any presence or occasion given to Pompey of returning home, who of himself was no less desirous of leaving Sertorius, and of undertaking the war against Mithridates, as an enterprise which by all appearance would prove much more honorable and not so dangerous. ” – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  7. Her mother had always insisted upon the presence of that possibility in any candidate for matrimony. ” – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  8. “ " Of course I only saw him once, but he didn't strike me as a possible candidate – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  9. When asked if he would promise to vote for the Tory candidate he quietly asked her if she could keep a secret? ” – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  10. He felt- he knew- that he was an humble candidate for her favor- a candidate with the chances perhaps against him. ” – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips

Idioms for candidate:

  • candidate for a pair of wings;