HyperDic: competition

English > 4 senses of the word competition:
NOUNrelationcompetitiona business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers
eventcompetition, contestan occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
actcompetition, contention, rivalrythe act of competing as for profit / profit or a prize
person competition, rival, challenger, competitor, contenderthe contestant you hope to defeat
competition > pronunciation
Soundskaa.mpahtih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > competition: 4 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers.
Example"business competition can be fiendish at times"
Narrowerprice war, price competitionIntense competition in which competitors cut retail prices / prices to gain business
Broaderbusiness relationA relation between different business enterprises
Spanishcompetencia, competición
English > competition: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants.
Synonymcontest
Narrowerathletic contest, athletic competition, athleticsA contest between athletes
boutA contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
championshipA competition at which a champion is chosen
chickenA foolhardy competition
cliffhangerA contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end
dogfightA fiercely disputed contest
field trialA contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving
gameA single play of a sport or other contest
matchA formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
playoffAny final / final competition to determine a championship
raceA contest of speed
raceAny competition
rubberA contest consisting of a series of successive matches between the same sides
series(sports) several contests played successively by the same teams
spelling bee, spelldown, spelling contestA contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly
tournament, tourneyA sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games / games / games to decide the winner
tournamentA series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
trial(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications
Broadersocial eventAn event characteristic of persons forming groups
Catalancampionat, certamen, competició, concurs
Spanishcampeonato, certamen, competición, concurso, contienda, prueba
English > competition: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of competing as for profit / profit or a prize.
Synonymscontention, rivalry
NarrowercontestA struggle between rivals
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Oppositecooperationjoint operation or action
Catalancompetència, competició, rivalitat
Spanishcompetencia, competición, contienda, rivalidad
Verbscompetecompete for something
English > competition: 4 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningThe contestant you hope to defeat.
Example "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
Synonymsrival, challenger, competitor, contender
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
Catalanadversària, adversari, competidora, competidor, contrincant, rival
Spanishadversario, competición, competidor, contendiente, contrincante, rival
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