competitor

[ kuh m-pet-i-ter ]
/ kəmˈpɛt ɪ tər /

noun

a person, team, company, etc., that competes; rival.

Nearby words

  1. competitive binding assay,
  2. competitive exclusion,
  3. competitive exclusion principle,
  4. competitive inhibition,
  5. competitively,
  6. competitory,
  7. compilation,
  8. compilation film,
  9. compile,
  10. compiled language

Origin of competitor

1525–35; < Latin competītor rival for an office, equivalent to com- com- + petītor seeker, claimant (see petitor)

Related formscom·pet·i·tor·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for competitor

competitor

/ (kəmˈpɛtɪtə) /

noun

a person, group, team, firm, etc, that vies or competes; rival
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Word Origin and History for competitor

competitor

n.

1530s, from Middle French compétiteur (16c.), or directly from Latin competitor "rival," agent noun from competere (see compete).

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