What does Challenger mean?

Definitions for Challenger
ˈtʃæl ɪn dʒərchal·len·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contendernoun

    the contestant you hope to defeat

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


  1. challengernoun

    One who challenges.

    One child stood as king of the hill, and tried to withstand the pushes and shoves of his challengers.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Challengernoun

    Etymology: from challenge.

    Young man, have you challenged Charles the wrestler? ——
    No, fair princess; he is the general challenger. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    Death was denounc’d;
    He took the summons, void of fear,
    And unconcernedly cast his eyes around,
    As if to find and dare the griesly challenger. Dryden.

    Whose worth
    Stood challenger on mount of all the age,
    For her perfections. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Earnest challengers there are of trial, by some publick disputation. Richard Hooker, Preface.


  1. challenger

    A challenger is a person, team, or entity that contests or competes against another with the aim of displacing them or winning a title, position, or competition. In a broader context, it could also refer to something such as a situation or a problem that tests one's abilities or poses a significant difficulty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Challengernoun

    one who challenges


  1. Challenger

    Challenger is a video game developed and published by Hudson Soft in 1985 for the Nintendo Famicom.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Challenger is ranked #32169 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Challenger surname appeared 717 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Challenger.

    48.9% or 351 total occurrences were White.
    39.3% or 282 total occurrences were Black.
    8.5% or 61 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 18 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Challenger in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Challenger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Challenger in a Sentence

  1. Jason Gardner:

    We have gotten close with them over the years, they are doing a lot in retail, they are building a pretty large challenger bank and that is something we focus on.

  2. Douglas London:

    MBS is eager to neutralize the threat posed by United States, whose intimate knowledge of the ruling family's skeletons, and everyone else's, and broad network, equipped him to enable any aspiring challenger to the crown, i don't rule out the possibility that MBS wanted to kill United States, but it's just as likely, if not more so, that were there a team deployed to Canada, MBS wanted to put United States under observation, information from which might provide insight on his contacts and activities.

  3. Mike DuHaime:

    Late breakers tend to be late breakers because they already have a reason to not be with the front runner, late breakers tend to go with the challenger, not the incumbent.

  4. Luis Gutierrez:

    It’s not easy to endorse a challenger over a colleague in the House of Representatives, especially when that colleague is a member of your party.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    We’ve got a fight on our hands, the extreme left, they’re angry, they’re energized and they are filled with hatred. Money has poured in to Texas to benefit Ted Cruz challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, who is attracting large crowds at rallies. It's about the future of this country, the big things we want to do, going from the least insured state in the country to the one that leads on universal healthcare, O’Rourke told supporters at a recent campaign stop. A national Republican source said while O’Rourke is getting attention, he likely wo n’t win.

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