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 for competitor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Competitor \Com*pet"i*tor\, n. [L.: cf. F. comp['e]titeur.]
     1. One who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another
        claims; one who competes; a rival.
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              And can not brook competitors in love. --Shak.
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     2. An associate; a confederate. [Obs.]
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              Every hour more competitors
              Flock to their aid, and still their power
              increaseth.                           --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his
           rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
           [syn: rival, challenger, competitor, competition,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "competitor":
     adversary, amateur athlete, antagonist, archer, athlete,
     ballplayer, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, battler,
     belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, blade, blocking back, bowman,
     bravo, brawler, bully, bullyboy, catcher, center, coach, combatant,
     competition, contender, contestant, corrival, cricketer,
     defensive lineman, disputant, duelist, emulator, end, enforcer,
     entrant, fencer, feuder, fighter, fighting cock, foilsman,
     footballer, gamecock, games-player, gamester, gladiator, goon,
     gorilla, guard, hatchet man, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, infielder,
     jock, jouster, jumper, knight, lineman, militant,
     offensive lineman, opponent, opposition, outfield, outfielder,
     player, plug-ugly, poloist, professional athlete, pugilist,
     quarreler, quarterback, racer, rioter, rival, rough, rowdy,
     ruffian, sabreur, scrapper, scuffler, skater, sport, sportsman,
     squabbler, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler,
     swashbuckler, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, tackle, tailback,
     the field, thug, tilter, tough, toxophilite, tussler, vier,
     wingback, wrangler, wrestler

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