competitor

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French compétiteur, from Latin competitor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • ˞enPR: kəm-pĕʹ-tĭ-tər, IPA(key): /kəm.ˈpɛ.tɪ.təɹ/
    • (US) /kəm.ˈpɛ.tɪ.tɚ/
    • (UK) /kəm.ˈpɛ.tɪ.tə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪtə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

competitor (plural competitors)

  1. A person or organization against whom one is competing.
  2. A participant in a competition, especially in athletics.
  3. (obsolete) Partner, associate, one working with another toward a common goal.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act I, scene ii:
      Ioine with me now in this my meane eſtate, []
      And when my name and honor ſhall be ſpread,
      As far as Boreas claps his braſen wings,
      Or faire Botëes ſends his cheerefull light.
      Then ſhalt thou be Competitor with me,
      And ſit with Tamburlaine in all his maieſtie.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From competō +‎ -tor.

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Noun[edit]

competītor m (genitive competītōris, feminine competītrīx); third declension

  1. a competitor, rival, adversary, opponent
  2. (by extension) plaintiff
    Synonym: petītor

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative competītor competītōrēs
Genitive competītōris competītōrum
Dative competītōrī competītōribus
Accusative competītōrem competītōrēs
Ablative competītōre competītōribus
Vocative competītor competītōrēs

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French compétiteur, Latin competitor.

Noun[edit]

competitor m (plural competitori)

  1. competitor

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