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

    Etymology: From contester, from contestor

  2. contest(Noun)

    struggle for superiority; combat

    Etymology: From contester, from contestor

  3. contest(Noun)

    a competition

    The child entered the spelling contest.

    Etymology: From contester, from contestor

  4. contest(Verb)

    to contend

    I will contest for the open seat on the board.

    Etymology: From contester, from contestor

  5. contest(Verb)

    to call into question; to oppose

    The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.

    Etymology: 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

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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. Rick Santorum:

    There's a large segment of Republican Party who understand that elections aren't wildly fraudulent, and if Vice President loses in a Romney or McCain-type fashion, then there's no room to contest it.

  2. Georgia Gary Player:

    I played with Jack last year (in the Par-3 contest) and he made one, he told me it was my turn this year.

  3. Artist Rebekah Nastav:

    I mean, I'll spend several months out of the year just doing nothing but working on this painting for this contest, and most of the years, for most of the artists in the contest, you don't--if you don't win, you lose, and it gets hard to take that time and time and time again. Some people enter for 20, 30 years without ever even coming close. i never get sick of painting them. There will be times where I'm about halfway through and I'm kind of sick of that particular painting because I just want it to be done, especially when it's still, like, in, sort of, the ugly stage because my favorite part is just doing the final touches where it actually looks nice. So there's times where I don't really feel like finishing it. But other than that, no, I never get tired of doing it, and I always look forward to picking my nextpainting for the next year and trying to decide how I want to design it.

  4. Mark Gottlieb:

    Unless pros stake a lot of money on these contests, the contest prizes will be too low to draw users, it is necessary to attract large numbers of inexperienced players, sometimes known as fish, to feed those sharks.

  5. Harry Reid:

    She's never changed. She's 74 years old. She could win a beauty contest today. She is the nicest person. She has been a wonderful mother, a terrific wife to me. I wish there was a way I could express to everyone how fortunate I am.

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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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