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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contender mean? 

CONTENDER (noun)
  The noun CONTENDER has 1 sense:

1. the contestant you hope to defeat

  Familiarity information: CONTENDER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTENDER (noun)


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Meaning:

The contestant you hope to defeat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

challenger; competitor; contender; rival; competition

Context examples:

he had respect for his rivals / he wanted to know what the competition was doing

Hypernyms ("contender" is a kind of...):

contestant (a person who participates in competitions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "contender"):

champ; champion; title-holder (someone who has won first place in a competition)

tier (any one of two or more competitors who tie one another)

street fighter (a contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods)

semifinalist (one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination)

runner-up; second best (the competitor who finishes second)

king; queen; world-beater (a competitor who holds a preeminent position)

favorite; favourite; front-runner (a competitor thought likely to win)

enemy; foe (a personal enemy)

finalist (a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition)

comer (someone with a promising future)

tilter (someone who engages in a tilt or joust)


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