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Definition 1: the act of competing as for profit or a prize - [noun denoting act]

Samples where competition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the teams were in fierce contention for first place

Synonyms for competition in the sense of this definition

(competition is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of competition ) a struggle between rivals

Definition 2: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for competition in the sense of this definition

(competition is a kind of ...) an event characteristic of persons forming groups

(... is a kind of competition ) a single play of a sport or other contest

"the game lasted two hours"

(... is a kind of competition ) a contest consisting of a series of successive matches between the same sides

"he won three out of five games to take the rubber"

(... is a kind of competition ) (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

"the visiting team swept the series"

(... is a kind of competition ) a contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving

(... is a kind of competition ) a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

(... is a kind of competition ) a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

(... is a kind of competition ) any competition

"the race for the presidency"

(... is a kind of competition ) a contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly

(... is a kind of competition ) any final competition to determine a championship

(... is a kind of competition ) a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner

(... is a kind of competition ) a contest of speed

"the race is to the swift"

(... is a kind of competition ) a fiercely disputed contest

"their rancor dated from a political dogfight between them" "a real dogfight for third place" "a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract"

(... is a kind of competition ) a contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end

(... is a kind of competition ) a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops

(... is a kind of competition ) a competition at which a champion is chosen

(... is a kind of competition ) a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)

(... is a kind of competition ) a contest between athletes

(... is a kind of competition ) (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications

"the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"

Definition 3: the contestant you hope to defeat - [noun denoting person]

Samples where competition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had respect for his rivals
  • he wanted to know what the competition was doing

Synonyms for competition in the sense of this definition

(competition is a kind of ...) a person who participates in competitions

(... is a kind of competition ) any one of two or more competitors who tie one another

(... is a kind of competition ) a contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods

(... is a kind of competition ) one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination

(... is a kind of competition ) a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

(... is a kind of competition ) the competitor who finishes second

(... is a kind of competition ) a competitor who holds a preeminent position

(... is a kind of competition ) a competitor thought likely to win

(... is a kind of competition ) a personal enemy

"they had been political foes for years"

(... is a kind of competition ) a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition

(... is a kind of competition ) someone with a promising future

(... is a kind of competition ) someone who has won first place in a competition

(... is a kind of competition ) someone who engages in a tilt or joust

Definition 4: a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where competition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • business competition can be fiendish at times

(competition is a kind of ...) a relation between different business enterprises

(... is a kind of competition ) intense competition in which competitors cut retail prices to gain business

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