competitor

noun
com·​pet·​i·​tor | \ kəm-ˈpe-tə-tər \

Definition of competitor

: one that competes: such as
a : rival a fierce competitor on the soccer field
b : one selling or buying goods or services in the same market as another offering lower prices than our competitors
c : an organism that lives in competition with another The squid population increased dramatically when food competitors were depleted by heavy overfishing.

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Synonyms & Antonyms for competitor

Synonyms

challenger, competition, contender, contestant, corrival, rival

Antonyms

noncompetitor

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Examples of competitor in a Sentence

We offer better rates than our competitors. There were more than 500 competitors in the race.

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The price increase will help the streaming service invest more heavily in original content to compete with competitors like Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. that are spending billions on programming. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "Hulu Raises Price of Live TV Service, Cuts Cost of Basic Plan," 23 Jan. 2019 Though Micron had once planned to sell an Optane competitor called QuantX, the company hasn’t yet managed to bring it to market. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel kills Optane 'Core+' desktop processor bundles as 3D XPoint venture dissolves," 15 Jan. 2019 But independent analysts have said the administration’s approach does not stop companies from charging high prices to begin with, particularly for brand-name medications with no generic competitors. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "House Dems announce sweeping investigation of drug pricing," 14 Jan. 2019 Since the release of the original board in 2012, the ecosystem of Pi-like boards has exploded, with various competitors and alternatives attempting to compete on price, power, and size, to limited degrees of success. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Newest $25 Raspberry Pi Is the End of an Era," 15 Nov. 2018 Also involved in the study will be former Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor PTScientists. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The ESA Is Taking Steps to Mine Moon Dust," 23 Jan. 2019 Speaking of Kim, the 18-year-old American Olympic gold medalist is among the top female competitors to watch at this year's X Games. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The 2019 Winter X Games Starts This Week—Here’s What You Need to Know," 23 Jan. 2019 Next week will be the first week where all the competitors will be competing with each other. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, ""The Masked Singer" Fans Think Kendall Jenner is One of the Celebs Under the Mask This Season," 10 Jan. 2019 The Vive Cosmos seems like the more consumer-focused of the two, and like it’s being positioned as an Oculus Quest competitor. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "HTC reveals two new VR headsets, the untethered Vive Cosmos and gaze-tracking Vive Pro Eye," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of competitor

1534, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for competitor

see competition

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competitor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of competitor

: someone who is trying to win or do better than all others especially in business or sports : someone who is competing

competitor

noun
com·​pet·​i·​tor | \ kəm-ˈpe-tə-tər \

Kids Definition of competitor

: someone or something that is trying to beat or do better than others in a contest or in the selling of goods or services : rival

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