What does contest mean?

Definitions for contestˈkɒn tɛst; kənˈtɛst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word contest.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contest, competition(noun)

    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

  2. contest(verb)

    a struggle between rivals

  3. contest, contend, repugn(verb)

    to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

    "They contested the outcome of the race"

Wiktionary

  1. contest(Noun)

    controversy; debate

    no contest

  2. contest(Noun)

    struggle for superiority; combat

  3. contest(Noun)

    a competition

    The child entered the spelling contest.

  4. contest(Verb)

    to contend

    I will contest for the open seat on the board.

  5. contest(Verb)

    to call into question; to oppose

    The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.

  6. Origin: From contester, from contestor

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contest(verb)

    to make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute

  2. Contest(verb)

    to strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground

  3. Contest(verb)

    to make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert

  4. Contest(verb)

    to engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with

  5. Contest(noun)

    earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation

  6. Contest(noun)

    earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter

Freebase

  1. Contest

    Contest is the self-published first novel by Australian thriller writer Matthew Reilly. In 1996, after being rejected by several Australian publishing houses, Reilly personally paid for 1000 copies of the book to be published privately under the label of 'Karanadon Entertainment', and sold them himself. Before publishing the novel in North America, Reilly rewrote most of the novel, placing the contest in the New York Library, rather than a fictitious library, and added descriptions of and encounters with the other contestants to improve his story.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Contest

    kon-test′, v.t. to call in question or make the subject of dispute: to strive for.—n. Con′test, a struggle for superiority: strife: debate.—adj. Contest′able.—ns. Contest′ant, one who contests; Contestā′tion, the act of contesting: contest: strife: emulation.—p.adj. Contest′ed.—adv. Contest′ingly, by contest.—Contested election, an election for a member of parliament or the like, where more than one competitor offer themselves. [Fr.,—L. contestāri, to call to witness—con, and testāri, to be a witness—testis, a witness.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'contest' in Nouns Frequency: #2068

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contest in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ambrose Bierce:

    Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

  2. American Joey Chestnut:

    I did a jalapeno contest once, and it was the only time I regretting doing a contest.

  3. George Gordon Byron:

    It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.

  4. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.

  5. Franco Chimenti:

    It's not as foolish an idea as one might think, if The Molinaris play The Molinaris cards right The Molinaris could win this( bidding contest).

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Translations for contest

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • müsabiqəAzerbaijani
  • споря, конкурс, състезавам се, състезание, спор, оспорвамBulgarian
  • soutěžCzech
  • Wettbewerb, Wettkampf, WettstreitGerman
  • αμφισβητώ, διαγωνισμός, συναγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • debate, impugnar, competir, competición, oponerse, cuestionar, competencia, concursoSpanish
  • مسابقهPersian
  • kilpailla, vastustaa, kyseenalaistaa, kilpailu, kritisoida, riita, tavoitellaFinnish
  • compétition, concoursFrench
  • התחרה, תחרותHebrew
  • प्रतियोगिताHindi
  • մրցույթArmenian
  • concorsoItalian
  • コンクール, コンテスト, 競争Japanese
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • tauwhawhaiMāori
  • wedstrijdDutch
  • debatt, konkurranse, diskusjonNorwegian
  • debata, konkurs, spórPolish
  • contestar, contender, competição, concurso, questionarPortuguese
  • întrecere, controversă, competiție, dispută, dezbatereRomanian
  • диспут, соревнование, спор, состязание, конкурсRussian
  • shindano, mashindano, shindanaSwahili
  • చర్చనీయాంశము, పోటీ చేయు, పోటీలు, ఎదిరించుTelugu
  • yarışma, yarış, müsabakaTurkish

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