Definition of 'contender'
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The others see them as serious contenders. The Sun (2010)He would also have been a strong contender for individual gold. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Serious presidential contenders must be prodigious fundraisers. Christianity Today (2000)But none of them are exactly strong contenders. The Sun (2011)But it does mean that he is much more of a serious contender than he seemed two weeks ago. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Who else is a serious contender? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Neither of the leading contenders will inspire much confidence in the West. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In an ideal world, they are strong contenders for leadership in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A very strong contender for the biggest problem facing the earth would be poverty. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)All three will be dreaming of donning the green jacket on Sunday and all three should be considered serious contenders. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That single moment changed my career from hobby racer to serious contender, putting me on a different path in life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They're also a strong contender. The Sun (2014)A Republican presidential nominee who can appeal across party allegiances would be a strong contender next year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I have no doubt she has trained on and can be a serious contender in the Arc. The Sun (2014)Not only are they serious contenders to finish this competitive season in first place, but they are prepared to give their youngsters a chance. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Yesterday, the contenders went scorching along, dressed in blue and white. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The shortlists represent arguably the strongest set of contenders in the award's six-year history. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Irishman made them serious contenders in Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The governor is regarded as a strong contender in the crowded Republican field, but faces accusations that his experience is limited. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Judging by the strong contenders who've appeared so far this series, the bar has also been raised on that front. The Sun (2014)
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British English: contender NOUN
A contender is someone who takes part in a competition.
Her trainer said yesterday that she would be a strong contender for a place on the national team.
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