competitor definition, meaning - what is competitor in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “competitor”

See all translations

competitor

noun [C] uk   /kəmˈpet.ɪ.tər/  us   /-ˈpet̬.ɪ.t̬ɚ/
B1 a person, team, or company that is competing against others: Their prices are better than any of their competitors. How many competitors took part in the race?
More examples
Translations of “competitor”
in Korean 경쟁자, 경쟁 기업…
in Arabic مُتسابِق, مُنافِس…
in Portuguese competidor, -ora, concorrente…
in Catalan competidor, -a…
in Japanese 競争相手, 競合企業…
in Italian partecipante alla gara, concorrente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 競爭者, 參賽者…
in Russian конкурент…
in Turkish yarışmacı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竞争者, 参赛者…
in Polish konkuren-t/ka, rywal/ka…
(Definition of competitor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of competitor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “competitor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More