Part of speech: noun

One who competes.

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Usage examples "competitor":

  1. Having exhausted their funds and not seeing their way clear to securing additional funds for the purchase of a locomotive and to tide over the nine months ere any contracts for coal could be entered into, they sold out to their competitor. - "A History of Trade Unionism in the United States", Selig Perlman.
  2. Honesty seems no longer even a good policy, and the young business man resorts to sharp practices to get ahead of his unscrupulous competitor. - "Courts and Criminals", Arthur Train.
  3. But our economy is still over twice as large as our closest competitor. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.