Definitions for competitorkəmˈpɛt ɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•pet•i•torkəmˈpɛt ɪ tər(n.)

  1. a person, team, company, etc., that competes; rival.

Origin of competitor:

1525–35; < L competītor rival for an office = com- + petītor seeker, claimant (see petition , -tor )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender(noun)

    the contestant you hope to defeat

    "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. competitor(noun)əmˈpɛt ɪ tər

    sb who competes

    the competitors in the race; the store's only competitor


  1. competitor(Noun)

    A person or organization against whom one is competing.

  2. competitor(Noun)

    A participant in a competition, especially in athletics.

  3. Origin: Formed with the verb to compete and the suffix -or.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Competitor(noun)

    one who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another claims; one who competes; a rival

  2. Competitor(noun)

    an associate; a confederate

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'competitor' in Nouns Frequency: #1704

Anagrams of competitor

  1. optometric

  2. topometric

Translations for competitor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person etc who takes part in a competition; a rival

All the competitors finished the race.

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