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, competitionnoun

    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

  2. contestverb

    a struggle between rivals

  3. contest, contend, repugnverb

    to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

    "They contested the outcome of the race"

Wiktionary

  1. contestnoun

    controversy; debate

    no contest

    Etymology: From contester, from contestor

  2. contestnoun

    struggle for superiority; combat

    Etymology: From contester, from contestor

  3. contestnoun

    a competition

    The child entered the spelling contest.

    Etymology: From contester, from contestor

  4. contestverb

    to contend

    I will contest for the open seat on the board.

    Etymology: From contester, from contestor

  5. contestverb

    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. Contestverb

    to make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute

  2. Contestverb

    to strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground

  3. Contestverb

    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. Contestverb

    to engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with

  5. Contestnoun

    earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation

  6. Contestnoun

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. David Daleiden:

    The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work and will contest all attempts from Planned Parenthood and their allies to silence our First Amendment rights and suppress investigative journalism.

  2. European Broadcasting Union:

    This element of the performance was not cleared with the EBU and the Host Broadcaster, KAN. The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and Madonna had been made aware of this.

  3. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.

  4. Allen Iverson:

    Michael Jackson is my favorite artist of all time, and it was like the closest thing to a Michael Jackson concert to me on a basketball level, i don't think a dunk contest will ever be duplicated in that fashion ever again.

  5. Franco Chimenti:

    It's not as foolish an idea as one might think, if The Molinaris play The Molinaris cards right The Molinaris could win this( bidding contest).

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  • müsabiqəAzerbaijani
  • спор, споря, състезание, оспорвам, състезавам се, конкурсBulgarian
  • soutěžCzech
  • Wettkampf, Wettstreit, WettbewerbGerman
  • αμφισβητώ, διαγωνισμός, συναγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • cuestionar, debate, impugnar, competición, competencia, competir, oponerse, concursoSpanish
  • مسابقهPersian
  • kilpailla, kyseenalaistaa, tavoitella, vastustaa, kilpailu, riita, kritisoidaFinnish
  • compétition, concoursFrench
  • התחרה, תחרותHebrew
  • प्रतियोगिताHindi
  • մրցույթArmenian
  • concorsoItalian
  • 競争, コンテスト, コンクールJapanese
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • tauwhawhaiMāori
  • wedstrijdDutch
  • diskusjon, debatt, konkurranseNorwegian
  • konkurs, spór, debataPolish
  • competição, concurso, contender, questionar, contestarPortuguese
  • dezbatere, dispută, competiție, întrecere, controversăRomanian
  • соревнование, состязание, спор, конкурс, диспутRussian
  • shindano, mashindano, shindanaSwahili
  • చర్చనీయాంశము, పోటీలు, ఎదిరించు, పోటీ చేయుTelugu
  • การประกวดThai
  • yarışma, yarış, müsabakaTurkish

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