What does Challenge mean?

Definitions for Challenge
ˈtʃæl ɪndʒChal·lenge

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. challengenoun

    a demanding or stimulating situation

    "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"

  2. challengenoun

    a call to engage in a contest or fight

  3. challengenoun

    questioning a statement and demanding an explanation

    "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"

  4. challengenoun

    a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

  5. challengeverb

    a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

  6. challenge, dispute, gainsayverb

    take exception to

    "She challenged his claims"

  7. challengeverb

    issue a challenge to

    "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

  8. challengeverb

    ask for identification

    "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

  9. challenge, take exceptionverb

    raise a formal objection in a court of law

Wiktionary

  1. challengenoun

    An instigation or antagonization intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise would not.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  2. challengenoun

    A difficult task, especially one that the person making the attempt finds more enjoyable because of that difficulty.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  3. challengenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  4. challengenoun

    The act of appealing a ruling or decision of a court of administrative agency.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  5. challengenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  6. challengenoun

    An attempt to take possession; a tackle

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  7. challengeverb

    To invite someone to take part in a competition.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  8. challengeverb

    To dare someone.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  9. challengeverb

    To dispute something.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

  10. challengeverb

    To make a formal objection to a juror.

    Etymology: From chalonge, chalenge, from calumnia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Challengenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  2. Challengenoun

    the act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  3. Challengenoun

    a claim or demand

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  4. Challengenoun

    the opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  5. Challengenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  6. Challengenoun

    an exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  7. Challengenoun

    to call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  8. Challengenoun

    to call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  9. Challengenoun

    to claim as due; to demand as a right

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  10. Challengenoun

    to censure; to blame

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  11. Challengenoun

    to question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with "Who comes there?"

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  12. Challengenoun

    to take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  13. Challengenoun

    to object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  14. Challengenoun

    to object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

  15. Challengeverb

    to assert a right; to claim a place

    Etymology: [OE. chalengen to accuse, claim, OF. chalengier, chalongier, to claim, accuse, dispute, fr. L. calumniar to attack with false accusations. See Challenge, n., and cf. Calumniate.]

Freebase

  1. Challenge

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Challenge

    chal′enj, v.t. to call on one to settle a matter by fighting or by any kind of contest: to claim as one's own: to accuse; to object to.—n. a summons to a contest of any kind, but esp. a duel: a calling of any one or anything in question: exception to a juror: the demand of a sentry.—adj. Chall′engeable, that may be challenged.—n. Chall′enger, one who challenges to a combat of any kind: a claimant: one who objects, calls in question. [O. Fr. chalenge, a dispute, a claim—L. calumnia, a false accusation—calvi, calvĕre, to deceive.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. challenge

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. challenge

    The demand of a sentinel to any one who approaches his post. Also, the defiance to fight.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. challenge

    The act of a sentinel in questioning or demanding the countersign from those who appear at his post.

  2. challenge

    See Appendix, Articles of War, 26, 27, and 28.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Challenge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1959

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Challenge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3221

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Challenge' in Nouns Frequency: #743

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Challenge' in Verbs Frequency: #482

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Challenge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Challenge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Challenge in a Sentence

  1. Gerard Araud:

    It would be a major moral, political, human failure if the French Republic if we are not able to protect our Jewish compatriots, it's a major challenge but we'll do our best to face it.

  2. Ben Sasse:

    It’s CYA [cover your a--] week in Washington, the Senate is taking a guaranteed-to-fail vote on blowing up the filibuster so that Chuck Schumer can ward off a primary challenge from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and so that Ron Klain can throw some chum at the Democratic Party’s progressive base.

  3. Paul Northcott:

    Paul Northcott was the one of the first recipients of the AACR NextGen grant for transformative cancer research, a grant mechanism intended to support creative cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. Northcott’s research studies the molecular and genetic level of a type of childhood brain cancer called medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children, with five-year survival rates ranging from 30 to 80 percent. Through Paul Northcott research, Paul Northcott discovered molecular subgroups of medulloblastoma with distinct patient features, outcomes and mutational patterns. These findings changed the way the disease is studied, diagnosed and the way patients are treated, Paul Northcott said. There are no clinical compounds or FDA-approved drugs so I think the biggest challenge over the next several years is to take that information that we've gleaned from the genomics era and actually translate that into better treatment options for patients.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Part of the challenge of living in this friendly neighborhood is you feel like you don't have to pay attention to it. It's not biting at you every day, and as a result you say to yourself, 'Everything is fine here. Let me go spend time in other places where the fires are burning more intensely,' i understand that instinct, but I think that instinct is misguided because if we develop an even stronger base of cooperation and shared values in this hemisphere, it makes our ability as a collective group of nations even stronger to be able to bring peace and prosperity and stability in the rest of the world.

  5. Paul Greening:

    It may be the case that manufacturers will have to look very carefully at their portfolio of smaller diesel vehicles because the additional costs of that technology and the ability to package that technology within a smaller platform is a big challenge.

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