[syn: rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Competition \Com`pe*ti"tion\, n. [L. competition. See
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.
Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be.
A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come
in competition. --Dryden.
There is no competition but for the second place.
Where competition does not act at all there is complete
monopoly. --A. T.
Syn: Emulation; rivalry; rivalship; contest; struggle;
contention; opposition; jealousy. See Emulation.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a business relation in which two parties compete to gain
customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"
2: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or
more contestants [syn: contest, competition]
3: the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams
were in fierce contention for first place" [syn:
competition, contention, rivalry] [ant: cooperation]
4: the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his
rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
[syn: rival, challenger, competitor, competition,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "competition":
antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, championship, clashing,
collision, competitor, concours, conflict, contention, contest,
contrariety, contrariness, corrival, cross-purposes,
cutthroat competition, disaccord, dissension, emulation, enmity,
event, fractiousness, friction, game, gamesmanship, hostility,
inimicalness, jockeying, lifemanship, match, meet, meeting,
negativeness, noncooperation, obstinacy, one-upmanship, oppugnancy,
perverseness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, rencontre, repugnance,
rivalry, strife, striving, struggle, tournament, tug-of-war,
uncooperativeness, vying, warfare