competitor

noun com·pet·i·tor \ kəm-ˈpe-tə-tər \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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.

Examples of competitor in a Sentence

  1. We offer better rates than our competitors.

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

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Origin and Etymology of competitor

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COMPETITOR Defined for English Language Learners

competitor

noun

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

noun com·pet·i·tor \ kəm-ˈpe-tə-tər \

Definition of competitor for Students

: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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