- Competition Com`pe*ti"tion, n. [L. competition. See
The act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is
endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the
same objects; strife for superiority; emulous contest;
rivalry, as for approbation, for a prize, or as where two or
more persons are engaged in the same business and each
seeking patronage; -- followed by for before the object
sought, and with before the person or thing competed with.
Competition to the crown there is none, nor can be. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
A portrait, with which one of Titian's could not come in competition. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
There is no competition but for the second place. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.