What does Contest mean?

Definitions for Contest
ˈkɒn tɛst; kənˈtɛstCon·test

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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. contest

    In a military sense, to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground. Earnest struggle for superiority, defense, or the like; strife in arms.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce Contest?

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How to say Contest in sign language?

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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

Examples of Contest in a Sentence

  1. Melanie Walsh:

    Not many people are willing to pay the Stamp Duty fee that comes with such a large home, it could be up to 12 % of the home value, but by entering our home in this contest, we can include the fees, so the person who wins won't have to pay it.

  2. John McBride:

    A good testimony to the fitness levels of alpine ski racers is that over history guys like Bode Miller have won the Superstars contest against greats in NBA and NFL and the Olympics and other sports.

  3. Krista Rivera:

    When we thought we couldn't have a baby it was just crushing, without the contest we definitely would not have been able to have our dream of having a baby.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    If you ask the American people to choose between public health and the economy, then it's no contest. No American is going to say accelerate the economy at the cost of human life.

  5. Arnold Palmer:

    Am I disappointed by that ? Well, sure, but time moves on, i stopped playing in the Masters in 2004, I stopped playing in the Par-3( Contest) last year, and now it's time to end this part of my Masters career.

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Translations for Contest

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  • 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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