Definitions of competition

  1. the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act of trying to gain something sought by another at the same time; rivalry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The act of competing: common strife for the same object. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Contention for the same object; rivalry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of competing; strife in common for the same object; contention for superiority; rivalry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Rivalry; strife for superiority; emulation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Act of competing (for), by examination, in market, &c.; (Anglo-Ind.) c.-wallah, member of I.C.S. chosen by c. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. Common strife for the same object; striving for superiority; emulation; rivalry. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. Rivalry, contest ; claim of more than one to one thing. Complete Dictionary