Definitions for contestˈkɒn tɛst; kənˈtɛst
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word contest
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'contest' in Nouns Frequency: #2068
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.
I will vigorously contest it at court, in the meantime I have nothing further to say.
We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.
It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
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Translations for contest
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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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