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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scratch - a competitor who has withdrawn from competition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
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But this is a very false view: we forget that each species, even where it most abounds, is constantly suffering enormous destruction at some period of its life, from enemies or from competitors for the same place and food; and if these enemies or competitors be in the least degree favoured by any slight change of climate, they will increase in numbers, and, as each area is already fully stocked with inhabitants, the other species will decrease.
In this scrap-book is such testimony relating to my shady side, as I have within the past ten years been able to cut from the columns of my competitors in the business of elevating humanity to a higher plane of mind and morals - my 'loathsome contemporaries.'"
More than thirty yeomen at first presented themselves as competitors, several of whom were rangers and under-keepers in the royal forests of Needwood and Charnwood.
A pane broken in the pretty rose window above the door, left free a circle of stone through which it was agreed that the competitors should thrust their heads.
It is able, also, to fit out and dispatch its own trappers the soonest, so as to get the start of its competitors, and to have the first dash into the hunting and trapping grounds.
I knew two, that were competitors for the secretary's place in Queen Elizabeth's time, and yet kept good quarter between themselves; and would confer, one with another, upon the business; and the one of them said, That to be a secretary, in the declination of a monarchy, was a ticklish thing, and that he did not affect it: the other straight caught up those words, and discoursed with divers of his friends, that he had no reason to desire to be secretary, in the declination of a monarchy.
As China was the grand mart for the furs collected in these quarters, the Russians had the advantage over their competitors in the trade.
The children of the poor are therefore allowed to "feel" from their earliest years, and they gain thereby a precocity and an early vivacity which contrast at first most favourably with the inert, undeveloped, and listless behaviour of the half-instructed youths of the Polygonal class; but when the latter have at last completed their University course, and are prepared to put their theory into practice, the change that comes over them may almost be described as a new birth, and in every art, science, and social pursuit they rapidly overtake and distance their Triangular competitors.
Whenever I chose to do the latter, the delight of the islanders was boundless; and there was always a throng of competitors for the honour of instructing me in any particular craft.
The crushing of his rivals, the homage of his less successful competitors, the grosser pleasures of wine, the music-halls, and the unlimited spending of money amongst people whom he despised had long since palled upon him.
The inventors who had been his competitors in the attempt to produce a musical telegraph, persuaded themselves that they had unconsciously done as much as he.
Poe's first genuine victory was won in 1833, when .he was the successful competitor for a prize of $100 offered by a Baltimore periodical for the best prose story.