Definition of competitor in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /kəmˈpɛtɪtə/


1A person who takes part in a sporting contest: two competitors were banned for taking drugs
More example sentences
  • It goes without saying that, for a golf event to be contested fairly, every competitor must play off the same tees.
  • Competition rules state that competitors must be 15 or over because of the nature of the water.
  • He said there was plenty of interest from competitors keen to participate in the games.
contestant, contender, challenger, participant, candidate, entrant;
runner, racer, player, athlete
1.1An organization or country engaged in commercial or economic competition with others: our main industrial competitors
More example sentences
  • ITV has one distinct selling point over most of its competitors in the commercial sector.
  • Patents are often used by big companies to force competitors out of the market.
  • A company could be right in the middle of its launch campaign when a competitor releases a rival product.
rival, challenger, opponent, opposer, adversary, antagonist, combatant, enemy, foe;
competition, opposition
rare corrival, vier

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: com|peti¦tor

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.