Definitions for challengeˈtʃæl ɪndʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
chal•lengeˈtʃæl ɪndʒ(n.; v.)-lenged, -leng•ing.
(n.)a summons to engage in contest, as of skill or strength.
something that by its nature or character serves as a serious test:
Space exploration offers a challenge to humankind.
a call to fight, as in a duel.
a demand to explain, justify, etc.
difficulty in a job or undertaking that is stimulating to one engaged in it.
the demand of a military sentry for identification or a countersign.
a formal objection to the qualifications of a juror or jury.
the assertion that a vote is invalid or that a voter is not legally qualified.
the assessment of a specific function in an organism by exposing it to a provocative substance or activity.
Category: Medicine, Laboratory Biology
(v.t.)to summon to a contest.
to take exception to; call in question.
to demand as something due or rightful.
to halt and demand identification or a countersign from.
to take formal exception to (a juror or jury).
to invite; arouse:
a matter which challenges attention.
to assert that (a vote) is invalid.
to assert that (a voter) is not qualified to vote.
to inject (an organism) with a specific substance to assess its physiological or immunological activity.
Category: Medicine, Laboratory Biology
(v.i.)to issue a challenge.
Origin of challenge:
1175–1225; ME chalenge < OF chalonge < L calumniacalumny
a demanding or stimulating situation
"they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"
a call to engage in a contest or fight
questioning a statement and demanding an explanation
"his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
a demand by a sentry for a password or identification
challenge, dispute, gainsay(verb)
take exception to
"She challenged his claims"
issue a challenge to
"Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
ask for identification
"The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"
challenge, take exception(verb)
raise a formal objection in a court of law
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth you need all your skill and effort to do
Finishing in 12 hours will be a challenge.; the challenge of climbing to the top; to face great challenges
I'm certain we can meet the challenge.
an action showing you do not accept sth
He saw the comment as a challenge to his religious faith.
a suggestion to have a competition
to accept a challenge
to not accept sth as being right or true
to challenge her decision to fire him; airlines challenged on canceled flights
to do sth that requires all your skill and effort
a game that challenges your brain
to dare sb to do sth
She challenged the mayor to tackle urban crime.
An instigation or antagonization intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise would not.
A difficult task, especially one that the person making the attempt finds more enjoyable because of that difficulty.
A judge's interest in the result of the case for which he or she should not be allowed to sit the case, e.g. a conflict of interest.
Consanguinity in direct line is a challenge for a judge when he or she is sitting cases.
The act of appealing a ruling or decision of a court of administrative agency.
The act of seeking to remove a judge, arbitrator or other judicial or semi-judicial figure for reasons of alleged bias or incapacity.
We're still waiting to hear how the court rules on our challenge of the arbitrator based on conflict of interest.
An attempt to take possession; a tackle
To invite someone to take part in a competition.
To dare someone.
To dispute something.
To make a formal objection to a juror.
Origin: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.
an invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons
the act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign
a claim or demand
the opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game
an exception to a juror or to a member of a court martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his cause
an exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered
to call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy
to call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat
to claim as due; to demand as a right
to censure; to blame
to question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with "Who comes there?"
to take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation
to object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court
to object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter
to assert a right; to claim a place
Challenge is a United Kingdom digital TV channel that mostly airs programmes dedicated to game shows. It is owned by BSkyB. The channel mostly transmits repeats of programmes acquired from UK terrestrial channel archives and a few from around the world, with a few original productions commissioned by the channel itself, or co-commissioned with another broadcaster.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Any process carried out by one unit or person with the object of ascertaining the friendly or hostile character or identity of another. See also countersign; password.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'challenge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1959
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'challenge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3221
Rank popularity for the word 'challenge' in Nouns Frequency: #743
Rank popularity for the word 'challenge' in Verbs Frequency: #482
Translations for challenge
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an invitation to a contest
He accepted his brother's challenge to a fight.
- اسْتِدْعاءٌ للمُبارَزَهArabic
- покана за състезаниеBulgarian
- desafioPortuguese (BR)
- die HerausforderungGerman
- πρόκληση (σε διαγωνισμό)Greek
- به مبارزه طلبیFarsi
- चुनौती, दावाHindi
- poziv, izazovCroatian
- 경기참가 권유Korean
- utfordring, oppfordringNorwegian
- به مبارزه طلبیPersian
- مساپقی ته رابلنهPashto
- вызов (на состязание)Russian
- yarışmaya davet, meydan okumaTurkish
- 挑戰Chinese (Trad.)
- مقابلہ کرنے کی دعوت دیناUrdu
- lời mời tham gia cuộc thiVietnamese
- 挑战Chinese (Simp.)
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