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also-ran (informal) one who lost in an athletic or political competition.
amateur an athlete who receives no monetary prize, salary, or other payment for competition. [1/5 definitions]
balance beam a gymnastic competition on this apparatus. [1/2 definitions]
battle a contest or competition. [1/5 definitions]
best-ball of or designating a system of scoring in golf competition in which, on each hole, the lower score of either partner is recorded as the score for that team.
biathlon an athletic competition combining cross-country skiing and sharpshooting events.
big league (informal; often pl.) an area of highest competition, achievement, reward, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
big-league (informal) of, concerning, or suitable for an area of highest competition, achievement, reward, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
blue ribbon the emblem awarded as first prize in a contest or competition. [1/2 definitions]
booby prize an amusing prize given to ridicule one who performs worst in a contest or competition.
broad jump in track competition, a jump for distance with a running start; a former name for long jump. [1/2 definitions]
bronze medal a medal, usu. made of bronze, given to the third-place contestant, as in a race or other competition.
cakewalk a high-strutting, marchlike dance done in competition for the prize of a cake, awarded to the most intricate or unusual performance. [1/5 definitions]
campaign a political competition for elective public office. [1/4 definitions]
capitalism an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned and prices are chiefly determined by open competition in a free market.
capitalist one who supports an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned, and prices are chiefly determined by open competition in a free market. [1/3 definitions]
cartel an international group of independent businesses formed to control production and prices and to restrict competition in certain business enterprises. [1/2 definitions]
champion one that has taken first place in a competition; winner. [1/5 definitions]
cold war (cap.) the state of intense political and ideological hostility and competition for power that obtained between the communist Soviet Union and China and their allies, and the United States and its democratic allies, between the end of World War II and about 1990. The Cold War, always stopping short of direct military conflict, manifested in the arms race, the space race, and proxy wars in Vietnam, Korea, and the Middle East. [1/2 definitions]
competitive involving, related to, or characterized by competition. [2/3 definitions]
consolation prize a prize given to a loser or runner-up in a competition, as a means of consoling.