Competing
Compete Com*pete", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Competed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Competing}.] [L. completere, competitum; com- + petere to seek. See {Petition}.] To contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, tradesmen compete with one another. [1913 Webster]

The rival statesmen, with eyes fixed on America, were all the while competing for European alliances. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • competing — index competitive (antagonistic), contestable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • competing — com|pet|ing [kəmˈpi:tıŋ] adj [only before noun] 1.) competing stories, ideas etc cannot all be right or accepted ▪ Several people gave competing accounts of the accident. ▪ a compromise between competing interests within the organization ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • competing — com|pet|ing [ kəm pitıŋ ] adjective only before noun * 1. ) competing arguments, claims, theories, etc. cannot all be true or cannot all be dealt with in an equal way: We have to choose between the competing priorities of industry, health, and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • competing — [[t]kəmpi͟ːtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Competing ideas, requirements, or interests cannot all be right or satisfied at the same time. → See also compete They talked about the competing theories of the origin of life. ...the competing interests of beach… …   English dictionary

  • competing */ — UK [kəmˈpiːtɪŋ] / US [kəmˈpɪtɪŋ] adjective [only before noun] 1) competing arguments, claims, theories etc cannot all be true or cannot all be dealt with in an equal way We have to choose between the competing priorities of industry, health, and… …   English dictionary

  • competing — adjective competing claims/interests/theories etc competing claims etc are two claims that cannot both be accepted: We ve got several competing priorities to decide between …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • competing — /kəm pi:tɪŋ/ adjective which competes ♦ competing firms firms which compete with each other ♦ competing products products from different companies which have the same use and are sold in the same markets at similar prices …   Marketing dictionary in english

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  • competing — adj. Competing is used with these nouns: ↑bid, ↑claim, ↑demand, ↑faction, ↑hypothesis, ↑ideology, ↑interest, ↑interpretation, ↑philosophy, ↑product …   Collocations dictionary

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