Definitions of competitive

  1. involving competition or competitiveness; "competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Pertaining to, or based on, the contention of two or more for the same object; pertaining to rivalry; as, the competitive system produces the best results. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Pertaining to competition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Pertaining to or characterized by competition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Relating to competition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for competitive

  1. If that estimate were even a remote suggestion of the truth, it would serve to give an idea of the enormous amounts of accumulated profits which were absolutely wasted in competitive expenditure. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  2. We are naturally somewhat cautious about financing a competitive plant until we know what policy the trust will pursue. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach