Contender definition

kəntendər
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The definition of a contender is a person or team that is competing and has a chance at winning.

Someone who is skilled in tennis and is participating in a tournament is an example of a contender.

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One who contends.
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A person, team, etc. having or regarded as having a good chance to win a contest or competition.

Their team is just not a legitimate contender this year.

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Someone who competes with one or more other people.
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Noun

Singular:
contender
Plural:
contenders

Origin of contender