What does the word competition mean?

Usage examples for competition

  1. Our barrage preceding an infantry attack actually swept over them, and they gave themselves up for lost, but escaped from the British shells and the German shells which burst all round them and seemed in competition for their lives. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  2. My own gratification never can come in competition with either." – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  3. On the second occasion of his competition he defeated La Harpe. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury