What does contender mean?

Definitions for contender

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word contender.

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"


  1. contender(Noun)

    Someone who competes with one or more other people

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contender(noun)

    one who contends; a contestant


  1. Contender

    The International Contender is a single-handed high performance sailing dinghy, designed by Bob Miller, latterly known as Ben Lexcen, in 1967 as a possible successor to the Finn dinghy for Olympic competition. The Contender is recognized as an International Class by the International Sailing Federation, the governing body of sail boat racing, which administers the class rules.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contender in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Budd Schulberg:

    You don't understand. I could have had class. I could have been a contender.

  2. Maria Zack:

    A lot of people did not take him seriously in the beginning, and he's proven to be a very serious contender.

  3. Pat Riley:

    From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.

  4. Daniel Kurnos:

    Any company that has a 50 percent share of the mobile payments market seems like a worthy contender regardless of any development of a sharing economy.

  5. Steven Udvar-Hazy:

    We looked at the economics and concluded it was not a contender in a meaningful way. So I felt it would get a silver medal and didn't deserve to get built.

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Translations for contender

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Gegner, Mitbewerber, Konkurent, RivaleGerman
  • rival, contendedor, contendienteSpanish
  • lawanIndonesian
  • მეტოქეGeorgian
  • mededingerDutch
  • zawodnik, zawodniczkaPolish
  • соперник, претендентка, претендент, соперницаRussian

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