Definition of contender
: one that contends; especially : a competitor for a championship or high honor <a heavyweight title contender> <the leading presidential contenders>
Examples of contender in a sentence
There are several contestants, but only two real contenders.
This latest defeat means that she's no longer a contender for the world title.
Origin and Etymology of contender
First Known Use: 1547
CONTENDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contender for English Language Learners
: a person who tries to win something in a contest; especially : a person who has a good chance of winning
CONTENDER Defined for Kids
Definition of contender for Students
: a person who is in competition with others
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