candidate [-s] n

L. candidat-us, clothed in white; those who sought offices in Rome wore a white gown.

  1. Applicant; hopeful person; one waiting to be chosen; [fig.] word choice; vocabulary option; lexical item; dictionary entry; [metaphor] Christ; Redeemer; crucified Savior; Lord on the cross.
  2. Aspirant; nominee; chosen one; person who seeks to be among the Lord's elect; prospective member of the Congregational Church in New England.
  3. Possibility; person running for election; [fig.] person who will be resurrected from the dead.