competitor

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

Definition of competitor

  1. :  one that competes: such asa :  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.>

Examples of competitor in a sentence

  1. We offer better rates than our competitors.

  2. There were more than 500 competitors in the race.

Origin and Etymology of competitor

see competition


First Known Use: 1534


COMPETITOR Defined for English Language Learners

competitor

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

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


COMPETITOR Defined for Kids

competitor

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

Definition of competitor for Students

  1. :  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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up competitor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to handle or deal with in a skillful way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • m-ws-new-words-quiz
  • Which word means "inability to recognize faces"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ