Definitions

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  • n. Someone who competes with one or more other people

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who contends; a contestant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who contends; a combatant; a disputer; a wrangler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the contestant you hope to defeat

Etymologies

to contend + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another title contender, Fernando Alonso, had his title hopes thwarted by his inability to pass Vitaly Petrov.

    Abu Dhabi circuit is flawed, says McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh

  • They're just not the type of franchise players a team can build a title contender around.

    SI.com

  • But Tony Stewart proved Monday that everybody is a title contender when, days after crossing himself off a list of viable threats to win the championship, he snapped a 32-race winless streak with his victory at Chicago.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Even worse, he absolutely did not sound like a title contender on Sunday.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Busch was a title contender at the start of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and he opened it tied with Harvick as the top seed.

    The Seattle Times

  • It continued with the bizarre, as in why in the world did a title contender in Boston act like a small-market club in dealing its glue guy, Kendrick Perkins?

    SI.com

  • Well, its a tough one, but i feel Chelsea would be a title contender to ManU more than Man City.

    The Guardian World News

  • Fernando Alonso expects Ferrari to be a title contender in 2012.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • But three years after the arrival of Rivers, when Boston became a title contender by acquiring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, Pierce was a fully formed star who helped win in a variety of ways.

    SI.com

  • But all things appear to be equal at the moment, and Kurt Busch's Penske teammate Brad Keselowski had a marvelous summer, developing into a title contender and a news media darling.

    NYT > Home Page

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