competitor


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com·pet·i·tor

 (kəm-pĕt′ĭ-tər)
n.
One that competes with another, as in sports or business; a rival.

competitor

(kəmˈpɛtɪtə)
n
a person, group, team, firm, etc, that vies or competes; rival

com•pet•i•tor

(kəmˈpɛt ɪ tər)

n.
a person, team, company, etc., that competes; rival.
[1525–35; < Latin competītor rival for an office = com- + petītor seeker, claimant (see petition, -tor)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.competitor - the contestant you hope to defeatcompetitor - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
champ, champion, title-holder - someone who has won first place in a competition
comer - someone with a promising future
finalist - a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
foe, enemy - a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
favourite, front-runner, favorite - a competitor thought likely to win
world-beater, king, queen - a competitor who holds a preeminent position
runner-up, second best - the competitor who finishes second
scratch - a competitor who has withdrawn from competition
semifinalist - one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination
street fighter - a contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods
tier - any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
tilter - someone who engages in a tilt or joust

competitor

noun
1. rival, competition, opposition, adversary, antagonist The bank isn't performing as well as some of its competitors.
2. contestant, participant, contender, challenger, entrant, player, opponent One of the oldest competitors in the race won the silver medal.

competitor

noun
Translations
konkurentsoupeřsoutěžící
konkurrentrival
kilpailija
konkurentrivalsuparnik
keppnismaîur, keppandi
競争者
경쟁자
konkurenttekmovalec
konkurrentmedtävlare
ผู้แข่งขัน
yarışmacımüsabık
đối thủ cạnh tranh

competitor

[kəmˈpetɪtəʳ] N (= rival) → competidor(a) m/f, rival mf; (in contest) → concursante mf (Sport) → competidor(a) m/f, participante mf; (eg for Civil Service post) → opositor(a) m/f (Comm) → competidor(a) m/f
our competitors beat us to itse nos adelantó la competencia

competitor

[kəmˈpɛtɪr] n
[company, business] → concurrent(e) m/f
a company's competitors → les concurrents d'une entreprise
(in contest, competition)concurrent(e) m/f

competitor

n
(Sport, in contest) → Teilnehmer(in) m(f); (for job) → Mitbewerber(in) m(f); to be a competitorteilnehmen
(Comm) → Konkurrent(in) m(f); our competitorsunsere Konkurrenz or Konkurrenten

competitor

[kəmˈpɛtɪtəʳ] nconcorrente m/f

compete

(kəmˈpiːt) verb
to try to beat others in a contest, fight etc. We are competing against them in the next round; Are you competing with her for the job?
competition (kompəˈtiʃən) noun
1. the act of competing; rivalry. Competition makes children try harder.
2. people competing for a prize etc. There's a lot of competition for this job.
3. a contest for a prize. Have you entered the tennis competition?
competitive (kəmˈpetətiv) adjective
1. (of a person) enjoying competition. a competitive child.
2. (of a price etc) not expensive, therefore able to compete successfully with the prices etc of rivals.
3. (of sport etc) organised in such a way as to produce a winner. I prefer hill-climbing to competitive sports.
competitor (kəmˈpetitə) noun
a person etc who takes part in a competition; a rival. All the competitors finished the race.

competitor

مُنافِس konkurent konkurrent Konkurrent ανταγωνιστής competencia, contrincante kilpailija concurrent konkurent concorrente 競争者 경쟁자 concurrent konkurrent konkurent concorrente конкурент konkurrent ผู้แข่งขัน yarışmacı đối thủ cạnh tranh 竞争对手
References in classic literature ?
Ichabod, on the contrary, had to win his way to the heart of a country coquette, beset with a labyrinth of whims and caprices, which were forever presenting new difficulties and impediments; and he had to encounter a host of fearful adversaries of real flesh and blood, the numerous rustic admirers, who beset every portal to her heart, keeping a watchful and angry eye upon each other, but ready to fly out in the common cause against any new competitor.
I will suffer no competitor near the throne; I shall exact an undivided homage: his devotions shall not be shared between me and the shape he sees in his mirror.
So my son took, of his own will, and on no compulsion, to the course in which he can always, when it is his pleasure, outstrip every competitor,' she pursued.
And letting fly his arrow with a little more precaution than before, it lighted right upon that of his competitor, which it split to shivers.
A nation, with which we might have a treaty of commerce, could with much greater facility prevent our forming a connection with her competitor in trade, though such a connection should be ever so beneficial to ourselves.
Among the lower animals, up even to those first cousins of the vertebrated animals, the Tunicates, the two processes occur side by side, but finally the sexual method superseded its competitor altogether.
The constant study of the rival bands is to forestall and outwit each other; to supplant each other in the good will and custom of the Indian tribes; to cross each other's plans; to mislead each other as to routes; in a word, next to his own advantage, the study of the Indian trader is the disadvantage of his competitor.
To get rid of a competitor, this person pointed out to Tom a girl, whose father had been a butcher, but had just retired from business, and was building himself a fine house somewhere in Butcherland.
So it is with your father—he loves to he first; but I only; struggle with him as a competitor.
he was the successful competitor for a prize of $100 offered by a Baltimore periodical for the best prose story.
He told no one that he was leaving at Easter and so was in no sense a competitor, but left them to their anxieties.
Monsieur des Lupeaulx," said Madame Rabourdin, with dignity, "permit me to tell you that my husband is the oldest head-clerk as well as the most capable man in the division; also that the appointment of La Billardiere over his head made much talk in the service, and that my husband has stayed on for the last year expecting this promotion, for which he has really no competitor and no rival.