competition

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. See contention.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of competing]
Syn. rivalry, contention, contest, striving, strife, struggle, emulation, vying, controversy, coping with, opposition, pairing off, meeting, engagement, candidacy, racing, trial, contest for advantage, pitting of strength, pitting of wits, combat, fight, conflict, attempt to outsell, rivalry for patronage, attempt at betterment, clash, counteraction, antagonism, wrestling, tug of war*, one-upmanship*, rat race*.
Ant. partnership, alliance*, cooperation.
2. [An instance of competition]
Syn. race, match, contest, game, meet, matchup, fight, bout, boxing match, game of skill, trial, sport, athletic event, championship, tournament, tilt, joust, debate, encounter, rumpus*, tangle*; see also game 1 , sport 3 .
3. [Competitor or competitors]
Syn. rival(s), opposition, the field; see contestant , opponent 1 .
Syn.- competition denotes a striving for the same object, position, prize, etc., often in accordance with certain fixed rules; rivalry implies keen competition between opponents more or less evenly matched, and, unqualified, it often suggests unfriendliness or even hostility; emulation implies endeavor to equal or surpass another, usually one greatly admired, in achievement, character, etc.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. contest match, bout, rivalry, contention, championship, clash, encounter, engagement, meet, tournament, trial, one-on-one, emulation, struggle, *dog-eat-dog, battle, conflict, dogfight, tug-of-war, battle royal, free-for-all, fight to the death, *one-upmanship, fight for supremacy, *jockeying for position.
2. opposition rival, competitor, challenger, opponent, contender, adversary.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy: battle, contest, corrivalry, race, rivalry, strife, striving, struggle, tug of war, war, warfare. See CONFLICT. 2. A trial of skill or ability: contest, meet1. See CONFLICT. 3. One that competes: competitor, contender, contestant, corrival, opponent, rival. See CONFLICT.

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