competitor

competitor com‧pet‧i‧tor [kəmˈpettə ǁ -ər] noun [countable] COMMERCE
a person, product, company, country etc that is competing with another:

• people who have tried our product or its direct competitor

• Britain has had higher long-term interest rates than most of its major competitors.

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competitor UK US /kəmˈpetɪtər/ noun [C]
a person, product, company, etc. that is trying to compete with others, for example, by trying to make bigger sales in a particular market: chief/main/major competitor »

At least one major competitor is gearing up to provide local service at lower prices.

domestic/foreign/overseas competitor »

In an effort to undercut foreign competitors, the company recently unveiled a low-end model that sells for as little as $360.

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Many companies focus much of their energy on taking market share from their competitors.

See Note COMPETITION(Cf. ↑competition)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • competitor — COMPETITÓR, OÁRE, competitori, oare, s.m. şi f. Concurent. [var.: (înv.) compeţítor, oáre s.m. şi f.] – Din fr. compétiteur, lat. competitor. Trimis de LauraGellner, 29.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  …   Dicționar Român

  • compeţitor — COMPEŢITÓR, OÁRE s.m. şi f. v. competitor. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • competitor — 1530s, from M.Fr. compétiteur (16c.), or directly from L. competitor rival, agent noun from competere (see COMPETE (Cf. compete)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Competitor — Com*pet i*tor, n. [L.: cf. F. comp[ e]titeur.] 1. One who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another claims; one who competes; a rival. [1913 Webster] And can not brook competitors in love. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An associate; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Competītor — Competītor, so v. w. Competent …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • competitor — index adversary, candidate, contender, foe, peer, rival Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • competitor — /komˈpɛtitor, ingl. kəmˈpɛtɪtə(r)/ [propr. «competitore»] s. m. e f. inv.; anche agg. inv. (econ.) concorrente …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • competitor — [n] person willing to enter contest adversary, antagonist, challenger, competition, contestant, corival, dark horse*, emulator, favorite, opponent, opposition, rival; concepts 366,423 …   New thesaurus

  • competitor — ► NOUN 1) a person who takes part in a sporting contest. 2) an organization engaged in commercial or economic competition with others …   English terms dictionary

  • competitor — [kəm pet′ət ər] n. [L] 1. a person who competes; rival 2. a business, team, etc. that competes …   English World dictionary

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