Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who contends; a combatant; a disputer; a wrangler.
- n. Someone who competes with one or more other people
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who contends; a contestant.
- n. the contestant you hope to defeat
- to contend + -er (Wiktionary)
“Another title contender, Fernando Alonso, had his title hopes thwarted by his inability to pass Vitaly Petrov.”
“They're just not the type of franchise players a team can build a title contender around.”
“But Tony Stewart proved Monday that everybody is a title contender when, days after crossing himself off a list of viable threats to win the championship, he snapped a 32-race winless streak with his victory at Chicago.”
“Even worse, he absolutely did not sound like a title contender on Sunday.”
“Busch was a title contender at the start of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and he opened it tied with Harvick as the top seed.”
“It continued with the bizarre, as in why in the world did a title contender in Boston act like a small-market club in dealing its glue guy, Kendrick Perkins?”
“Well, its a tough one, but i feel Chelsea would be a title contender to ManU more than Man City.”
“Fernando Alonso expects Ferrari to be a title contender in 2012.”
“But three years after the arrival of Rivers, when Boston became a title contender by acquiring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, Pierce was a fully formed star who helped win in a variety of ways.”
“But all things appear to be equal at the moment, and Kurt Busch's Penske teammate Brad Keselowski had a marvelous summer, developing into a title contender and a news media darling.”
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