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
While Gillespie’s plan has been hailed by the many state lawmakers who have endorsed him, both of his Republican competitors have panned the plan.
Juan Martin del Potro quickly went from fierce competitor to friendly consoler at the French Open, showing deep reserves of compassion for an opponent who had to stop playing their second-round match because of a knee injury.
The National Spelling Bee began Tuesday with 291 competitors.
While ViaSat pushed the market toward faster in-flight Wi-Fi, competitors are fighting back.
The show attracts about 12.4 million viewers, more than twice the total of its closest newsmagazine competitor.
Low-cost competitor Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA is ramping up service to the U.S., while Ryanair Holdings Plc is increasing feeder operations to connect with long-haul flights to destinations such as New York and Havanna.
Michelin said she was not pleased by the early part of her race in the final, when she got boxed in by other competitors.
At the start of the race, all competitors were equal.
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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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