Definition of competitor
: one that competes: such asa : rival a fierce competitor on the soccer fieldb : one selling or buying goods or services in the same market as another offering lower prices than our competitorsc : an organism that lives in competition with another The squid population increased dramatically when food competitors were depleted by heavy overfishing.
Examples of competitor in a Sentence
We offer better rates than our competitors.
There were more than 500 competitors in the race.
Recent Examples of competitor from the Web
The poll conducted by SurveyUSA has Norwood, the runner-up in the 2009 mayor’s race, with about 27 percent of the vote – more than double her closest competitor in the crowded field.
An S&P 500 Index fund by Vanguard or one of its competitors is tracking the same basket of stocks.
Those poor levels of production compelled the government to take on nationalist pressures and to bring in competitors to try to turn around one of the country’s most important industries.
This year there are competitors in 43 sports from 80 countries, more than in past games.
According to the New York Times, Wray's experience working in political scandal gave him an edge over his competitors in the nomination selection.
Other than their performance, the pianists’ biggest interaction with the public is at the announcement of which competitors will advance to the three rounds after the preliminaries.
His nearest competitor trailed with only 16 hot dogs.
The next-closest competitor trailed with just 16 hot dogs and buns.
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COMPETITOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of competitor for English Language Learners
: someone who is trying to win or do better than all others especially in business or sports : someone who is competing
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