Definitions for contestˈkɒn tɛst; kənˈtɛst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•test*ˈkɒn tɛst; kənˈtɛst(n.; v.)
a competition between rivals, as for a prize.
struggle for victory or superiority.
(v.t.)to struggle or fight for, as in battle.
to call in question; challenge.
(v.i.)to dispute; contend.
* Syn: See compete.
Origin of contest:
1595–1605; < L contestāri to call to witness (in a lawsuit) =con-con - +testārī to testify
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
contest(noun)ˈkɒn tɛst; v. kənˈtɛst
a competition to determine who is best
a contest to see who was stronger
contestˈkɒn tɛst; v. kənˈtɛst
a competition for power
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'contest' in Nouns Frequency: #2068
Translations for contest
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a struggle, competition etc to gain an advantage or victory
a sporting contest.
- مُباراه، مُناظَرَه، مُسابَقَهArabic
- disputaPortuguese (BR)
- zápas, soutěž, závodCzech
- der WettkampfGerman
- strid; konkurrenceDanish
- competición (deporte), concurso, combate, certamenSpanish
- رقابت؛ ستیزFarsi
- prepirka, sporCroatian
- 다툼, 경기Korean
- varžybos, konkursasLithuanian
- strid, konkurranse, tvistNorwegian
- turniej, konkursPolish
- رقابت؛ ستیزPersian
- مجادله كول، مسابقه كول، جګړه كول، دبرياليتوب له پاره لاس دپيښې وهلPashto
- kamp, tävling, matchSwedish
- การดิ้นรน; การแข่งขันThai
- yarışma, müsabakaTurkish
- 競賽Chinese (Trad.)
- مقابلہ، مسابقہUrdu
- cuộc thiVietnamese
- 竞赛Chinese (Simp.)
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