competitor

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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 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

  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

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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

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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



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