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Definition of Contender


  1. One who contends; a contestant.

Contender Quotations

I really want to try soccer after I retire because I've watched football over the years and I think I could be a good contender.
Usain Bolt

That's what we're striving for, making us a contender in every race.
Dale Earnhardt

What had brought me to New York in the autumn of 1972 was a letter of recommendation written by Norman Mailer, the author of 'The Naked and the Dead' and American literature's leading heavyweight contender, to Dan Wolf, the delphic editor of 'The Village Voice.'
James Wolcott

We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax.
Whitey Herzog

All my life, Americans have been accustomed to thinking of theirs as 'the richest, freest' country in the world. By most measurements, it was long a contender for that honor, and - among the larger countries, if equal weight were given to wealth and indices of freedom - probably did deserve to be so described.
Conrad Black
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Contender Translations

contender in French is contendant
contender in German is Bewerber
contender in Spanish is contendiente

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