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Pronunciation:  kum'petitur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

COMPETITOR is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: challenger, competition, contender, rival
 See Also: champ, champion, comer, contestant, enemy, favorite, favourite, finalist, foe, front-runner, king, queen, runner-up, second best, semifinalist, street fighter, tier, tilter, title-holder, world-beater



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*pet"i*tor\, n. [L.: cf. F. comp['e]titeur.]
1. One who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another
   claims; one who competes; a rival.

         And can not brook competitors in love. --Shak.

2. An associate; a confederate. [Obs.]

         Every hour more competitors Flock to their aid, and
         still their power increaseth.         --Shak.

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