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Another word for competition

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Noun
  1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy

      1. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
      2. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
      3. A state of disharmony or conflict; strife:
      1. A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
      2. The period of such conflict.
      3. The techniques and procedures of war; military science.
      1. A contest of strength in which two teams tug on opposite ends of a rope, each trying to pull the other across a dividing line.
      2. A struggle for supremacy:
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. The act of competing or emulating.
      2. The state or condition of being a rival.
      1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
      2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution:
      3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
      1. joint rivalry
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control:
      1. An encounter between opposing forces:
      2. Armed fighting; combat:
      3. A match between two combatants:
    See also:

    conflict

  2. A trial of skill or ability

      1. To come into the presence of by chance or arrangement:
      2. To come into the company of:
      3. To be introduced to; make the acquaintance of:
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control:
    See also:

    conflict

  3. One that competes

    See also:

    conflict

Another word for competition

Noun
  1. The act of competing

  2. An instance of competition

      1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl:
      2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass:
      3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      1. A meeting, especially one that is unplanned, unexpected, or brief:
      2. A hostile or adversarial confrontation:
      3. To meet, especially unexpectedly; come upon:
      1. To consider something; deliberate.
      2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
      3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument.
      1. A combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances; a tilting match.
      2. A series of tilting matches; a tournament.
      3. A personal competition or combat suggestive of combat with lances:
      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. A series of contests in which a number of contestants compete and the one that prevails through the final round or that finishes with the best record is declared the winner.
      2. A medieval martial sport in which two groups of mounted and armored combatants fought against each other with blunted lances or swords.
      1. The position or title of a winner.
      2. Defense or support; advocacy:
      3. A competition or series of competitions held to determine a winner.
      1. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
      2. Such activities considered as a group:
      3. A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement:
      1. A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      2. An instance of such a proceeding:
      3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      1. (games) A game in which the outcome depends mainly on the physical and mental skills of the players, and only secondarily on chance.
      1. A contest between antagonists; a match:
      2. A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell:
      1. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
      2. To engage in a boxing match.
      3. To engage in a quarrel; argue:
      1. The pairing of two people or things, as for athletic competition or for comparison.
      1. To come into the presence of by chance or arrangement:
      2. To come into the company of:
      3. To be introduced to; make the acquaintance of:
      1. An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime:
      2. A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules:
      3. A single instance of such an activity:
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control:
      1. One that is exactly like another or a counterpart to another:
      2. One that is like another in one or more specified qualities:
      3. One that is able to compete equally with another:
      1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
      2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution:
      3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
  3. Competitor or competitors

Synonym Study

  • Emulation implies endeavor to equal or surpass another, usually one greatly admired, in achievement, character, etc.
  • Rivalry implies keen competition between opponents more or less evenly matched, and, unqualified, it often suggests unfriendliness or even hostility
  • Competition denotes a striving for the same object, position, prize, etc., often in accordance with certain fixed rules