Definition of "contender" []

  • To struggle in rivalry, battle, etc; vie (verb)
  • To argue earnestly; debate (verb)
  • To assert or maintain (verb)
  • Someone who competes with one or more other people (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "contender" in a sentence
  • "Another title contender, Fernando Alonso, had his title hopes thwarted by his inability to pass Vitaly Petrov."
  • "They're just not the type of franchise players a team can build a title contender around."
  • "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."