Definitions for: Competition


[n] the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
[n] an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
[n] the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
[n] a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"



Webster (1913) Definition: Com`pe*ti"tion, n. [L. competition. See
Compete.]
The act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is
endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the
same objects; strife for superiority; emulous contest;
rivalry, as for approbation, for a prize, or as where two or
more persons are engaged in the same business and each
seeking patronage; -- followed by for before the object
sought, and with before the person or thing competed with.

Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be.
--Bacon.

A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come
in competition. --Dryden.

There is no competition but for the second place.
--Dryden.

Where competition does not act at all there is complete
monopoly. --A. T.
Hadley.

Syn: Emulation; rivalry; rivalship; contest; struggle;
contention; opposition; jealousy. See Emulation.

Synonyms: challenger, competitor, contender, contention, contest, rival, rivalry

Antonyms: cooperation

See Also: athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics, business relation, champ, champion, chicken, cliffhanger, comer, contest, contestant, enemy, favorite, favourite, field trial, finalist, foe, front-runner, game, group action, king, match, playoff, price competition, price war, queen, race, runner-up, second best, semifinalist, series, social event, spelldown, spelling bee, spelling contest, street fighter, tier, tilter, title-holder, tournament, tourney, trial, world-beater

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