Meaning of competitor


Competitors are rivals or contenders for the same thing. Two boxers in a ring are competitors, and so are restaurants located on the same block.

When people compete (in sports, business, or elsewhere), they’re trying to achieve the same goal and are therefore considered competitors. Two teams in the same sports division are competitors. Two politicians running for the same office are competitors. And even two guys courting the same gal are considered competitors. Competitors are out to win.

Definitions of competitor
  1. noun

    the contestant you hope to defeat


    challenger, competition, contender, rival

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    champ, champion, title-holder

    someone who has won first place in a competition

    someone with a promising future

    a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
    enemy, foe, nemesis

    a personal enemy
    favorite, favourite, front-runner

    a competitor thought likely to win
    king, queen, world-beater

    a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    runner-up, second best

    the competitor who finishes second

    a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

    one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination
    street fighter

    a contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods

    any one of two or more competitors who tie one another

    someone who engages in a tilt or joust
    mortal enemy

    an enemy who wants to kill you
    record-breaker, record-holder

    someone who breaks a record
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    a person who participates in competitions

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