HyperDic: contender

English > 1 sense of the word contender:
NOUNperson contender, rival, challenger, competitor, competitionthe contestant you hope to defeat
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English > contender: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningThe contestant you hope to defeat.
Synonymsrival, challenger, competitor, competition
Narrowerchampion, champ, title-holdersomeone who has won first place in a competition
comersomeone with a promising future
finalistA contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
foe, enemyA personal enemy
front-runner, favorite, favouriteA competitor thought likely to win
king, queen, world-beaterA competitor who holds a preeminent position
runner-up, second bestThe competitor who finishes second
scratchA competitor who has withdrawn from competition
semifinalistOne of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination
street fighterA contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods
tierAny one of two or more competitors who tie one another
tiltersomeone who engages in a tilt or joust
BroadercontestantA person who participates in competitions
Spanishadversaria, adversario, aspirante, competición, competidora, competidor, contendiente, contrincante, desafiadora, desafiador, retadora, retador, rival
Catalanadversària, adversari, competidora, competidor, concursant, contrincant, rival
Verbscontendcompete for something

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