Definition of competitor in English:

competitor

noun

  • 1A person who takes part in an athletic contest.

    • ‘It is not just in athletics that competitors have tried to evade being drug-tested.’
    • ‘That tells you everything about her as a competitor and an athlete.’
    • ‘The competitors will be travelling from all over the UK and as far afield as America.’
    • ‘The field also included a blind competitor and runners from all over the UK.’
    • ‘It is a startling admission for a competitor in one of the most solitary of sporting arenas.’
    • ‘Worries are also being voiced about the health risks competitors are taking to keep their sponsors happy.’
    • ‘However, one in five believed that they were less agile than their main competitor.’
    • ‘To stand a chance of being competitive competitors had to get through in 40 seconds.’
    • ‘So the competitor played with two players playing a friendly game, and one of them served as his marker.’
    • ‘If a contest ends in a tie on points, then the competitor with the most points before penalties were deducted is the winner.’
    • ‘He said there was plenty of interest from competitors keen to participate in the games.’
    • ‘If this event is to continue, we will need more sponsors and more competitors.’
    • ‘That advantage for their American competitor has haunted the Europeans for a long time.’
    • ‘It goes without saying that, for a golf event to be contested fairly, every competitor must play off the same tees.’
    • ‘It also ensures you can compete with European competitors that you did not have before.’
    • ‘Competition rules state that competitors must be 15 or over because of the nature of the water.’
    • ‘Although the American is a terrific competitor, she does not get the most from her ability.’
    • ‘I had to fight with my team mate and competitors at the beginning and push as hard as in a normal race.’
    • ‘This year, the competitors will be taking part in a series of quick-fire sporting activities.’
    • ‘Every competitor in both competitions received a medal and certificate for their afternoon's efforts.’
    contestant, contender, challenger, participant, candidate, entrant
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    1. 1.1 An organization or country engaged in commercial or economic competition with others.
      ‘our main industrial competitors’
      • ‘Ilse wasn't amused: the company is a fierce competitor of MSN on the Dutch market.’
      • ‘Worse still, these employees could defect to the acquiring company's competitors.’
      • ‘There are rumours that certain golf companies forbid dating if it involves an employee from a competitor.’
      • ‘Patents are often used by big companies to force competitors out of the market.’
      • ‘ITV has one distinct selling point over most of its competitors in the commercial sector.’
      • ‘The company argues that it will become a serious competitor to BT in the business services market.’
      • ‘Companies arranged for competitors not to bid, or to enter phoney higher bids.’
      • ‘No competitor is the enemy, only the big corporations and people who think like Henry Ford.’
      • ‘These people could be either your clients, your future employers or your competitors.’
      • ‘None of its private sector competitors could call on similar government support.’
      • ‘In the world of commerce they are fierce competitors, especially in the world of media.’
      • ‘It seems the fresco was intended as a draconian warning to potential business competitors!’
      • ‘Scots firms are already forking out more in business rates than competitors down south.’
      • ‘Investigations finally revealed the identity of the caller, a business competitor.’
      • ‘Enerco in turn entered into a back to back agreement with Anglo, the main competitor of BFL.’
      • ‘It has the backing of both Synopsys and its main competitor, Cadence Design Systems.’
      • ‘A company could be right in the middle of its launch campaign when a competitor releases a rival product.’
      • ‘It was the absence of these types of competitors in the market that proved fertile for Carrefour.’
      • ‘How, only to harm the business of a competitor, one will run to the Interior Minister.’
      • ‘Either subject the BBC to the same standards as its competitors, or privatise it.’
      rival, challenger, opponent, opposer, adversary, antagonist, combatant, enemy, foe
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Pronunciation

competitor

/kəmˈpɛdədər//kəmˈpedədər/