Simple Definition of contender
: a person who tries to win something in a contest; especially : a person who has a good chance of winning
Full Definition of contender
: one that contends; especially : a competitor for a championship or high honor <a heavyweight title contender>
Examples of contender
There are several contestants, but only two real contenders.
This latest defeat means that she's no longer a contender for the world title.
First Known Use of contender
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Definition of contender
: a person who is in competition with others
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