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 confederate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Every hour more competitors Flock to their aid, and still their power increaseth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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