American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that competes with another, as in sports or business; a rival.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who competes; one who contends for and endeavors to obtain what another seeks at the same time, or claims what another claims; a rival.
- n. One who competes with another in zeal for the same cause; a zealous associate or confederate; a comrade.
- n. A person or organization against whom one is competing.
- n. A participant in a competition, especially in athletics.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another claims; one who competes; a rival.
- n. obsolete An associate; a confederate.
- n. the contestant you hope to defeat
- Formed with the verb to compete and the suffix -or. (Wiktionary)
“You might get some insights into what you are missing and you would to get to know how aggressive the competitor is at the least.”
“Obviously, if the German government should decide to subsidize EADS (whos main competitor is Boeing), the French wouldn’t protest …”
“BrightSource, an Oakland competitor, is licensed to build 2,600 megawatts of capacity across 14 plants.”
“The only competitor is the existing coax and copper loop combined with fiber to the DSLAM or cable head end.”
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“Our main competitor on the 92S also was a long time collector who loved the coin as much as we did and was determined to add it to his amazing set (needless to say our taunting him with pics of cute puppies calling his name did not make him leave before the sale).”
“Pepsi declined to discuss the trash talk with the Ad Team, but Stribling didn't: "We find it amusing that our competitor is trying to claim a space we've owned (since) the inception of Coca-Cola.”
“Second, drought has destroyed crops in competitor countries such as Russia and Ukraine.”
“If the "law abiding competitor" doesn't try to recover the added cost of doing business this bailout fund would pose that it's competitor is trying to recover, it will be they who go out of business due to being unable to compete.”
“CNN and CNBC attempt to emphasize that their competitor is being mean to the President.”
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