Definition of Contest

1. Noun. An occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants.




2. Verb. To make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation. "They contested the outcome of the race"
Exact synonyms: Contend, Repugn
Generic synonyms: Oppose
Specialized synonyms: Challenge, Dispute, Gainsay
Derivative terms: Contention, Contestable, Contestation, Contestee, Contester, Repugnance

3. Noun. A struggle between rivals.

Definition of Contest

1. v. t. To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.

2. v. i. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.

3. n. Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.

Definition of Contest

1. Noun. controversy; debate ¹

2. Noun. struggle for superiority; combat ¹

3. Noun. a competition ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to contend ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to call into question; to oppose ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contest

1. to compete for [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contest

contently
contentment
contentments
contents
conterminable
conterminal
conterminant
conterminate
conterminous
conterminously
conterminousness
contes
contessa
contessas
contesseration
contest (current term)
contest competition
contest shape
contestability
contestable
contestant
contestants
contestation
contestations
contested
contestee
contester
contesters
contestible
contesting

Literary usage of Contest

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"The time allowed for the production of witnesses before the county board of canvassers of a county, in proceedings to contest an election, must be left to ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"THE LIBRARY JOURNAL TWICE-A-MONTH MARCH 1, 1921 A Library Play contest BY ANNA P. MASON Librarian of the Carondelet Branch, St. Louis Public Library ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"In this deed it is recited, that in the year 1824, in conformity with the laws in force in the then territory of Arkansas, the lands in contest, ..."

4. The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on by David W. Bartlett (1860)
"IN the summer of 1858, the great Senatorial contest of Illinois took place ... It was, then, no light matter to contest the State of Illinois with such a ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1904)
"The imperial contest was inevitable, and was in fact the peaceful overture to another contest, equally inevitable, and more enduring, waged over half a ..."

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