verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of contend
Examples from the Web for contender
As southern California turns to desert western Canada could follow Oregon and Washington states as a contender in top class wines.
For better or worse, iRollup Friends seems to be the contender.
“This is like somewhere,” wrote one contender of the $100 OG strain.
“We are involved in a super PAC trying to help [Republican Senate contender] Dan Sullivan beat Mark Begich,” says Hackney.
This has threatened to prevent him from being taken seriously as a contender in the 2016 GOP primary.
He would never develop into such a contender; nor does one real-life fighter in fifty.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
Henceforth, he could be only a looker on where he had so fondly figured himself as a contender.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron|J. W. Duffield
Now he realized that his tiny human force formed a third contender in this vast battle.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
Always one contender driven to the wall, his cities turned to ashes, his lands laid waste.The Littlest Rebel|Edward Peple
As a servant of the State, as well as a contender for the people, he was close to the tangled heart of the intricate struggle.Mountain|Clement Wood
British Dictionary definitions for contender
Word Origin for contend
Word Origin and History for contender (1 of 2)
1540s, agent noun from contend.