Dictionary.com

contender

[ kuhn-ten-der ]
/ kənˈtɛn dər /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: contender / contenders on Thesaurus.com

Definition of contender

noun
a person or group that competes against others to win something; contestant: The three remaining contenders for the Democratic Party nomination met for a televised debate.
a person or group with a good chance of success in a contest: After last season’s disaster, the Texas team needed to convince me they were a contender.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of contender

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use contender in a sentence

FEEDBACK