an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
a struggle between rivals
contest, contend, repugn(verb)
to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
"They contested the outcome of the race"
struggle for superiority; combat
The child entered the spelling contest.
I will contest for the open seat on the board.
to call into question; to oppose
The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.
Origin: From contester, from contestor
to make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute
to strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground
to make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert
to engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with
earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation
earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'contest' in Nouns Frequency: #2068
The numerical value of contest in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of contest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
I did a jalapeno contest once, and it was the only time I regretting doing a contest.
It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
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- споря, конкурс, състезавам се, състезание, спор, оспорвамBulgarian
- Wettbewerb, Wettkampf, WettstreitGerman
- αμφισβητώ, διαγωνισμός, συναγωνισμόςGreek
- debate, impugnar, competir, competición, oponerse, cuestionar, competencia, concursoSpanish
- kilpailla, vastustaa, kyseenalaistaa, kilpailu, kritisoida, riita, tavoitellaFinnish
- compétition, concoursFrench
- התחרה, תחרותHebrew
- コンクール, コンテスト, 競争Japanese
- 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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