Definition of Contender in English :

Define Contender in English

Contender meaning in English

Meaning of Contender in English

Pronunciation of Contender in English

Contender pronunciation in English

Pronounce Contender in English


see synonyms of contender


1. challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival

the contestant you hope to defeat

Example Sentences:
'he had respect for his rivals'
'he wanted to know what the competition was doing'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of contender
one who contends
a person, team, etc. having or regarded as having a good chance to win a contest or competition
their team is just not a legitimate contender this year

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of contender
v. con·tend·ed, con·tend·ing, con·tends
1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle: armies contending for control of territory; had to contend with long lines at the airport.
2. To strive in competition, as in a race; vie: two runners contending for the lead.
3. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
To assert or maintain: The defense contended that the evidence was inadmissible.

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