contest

  • 1 contest — con·test 1 /kən test/ vt: to dispute or challenge through legal procedures contest a will con·test 2 / kän ˌtest/ n: a challenge brought through formal or legal procedures boundary controversies or other contest s between states Felix… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 contest — vb 1 *compete, contend Analogous words: struggle, strive, endeavor (see ATTEMPT): fight, battle (see CONTEND) 2 *resist, withstand, oppose, fight, combat, conflict, antagonize contest n Contest, conflict, combat, fight, affray, fray …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Contest — Con test, n. 1. Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation. [1913 Webster] Leave all noisy contests, all immodest clamors and brawling language. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Earnest struggle for superiority, victory,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 contest — [n1] competition challenge, concours, discussion, game, match, meet, meeting, proving, rencounter, sport, testing, tournament, trial, trying; concepts 92,363 contest [n2] fight, struggle action, affray, altercation, battle, battle royal*, beef*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 contest — ► NOUN 1) an event in which people compete for supremacy. 2) a dispute or conflict. ► VERB 1) compete to attain (a position of power). 2) take part in (a competition or election). 3) challenge or dispute. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Contest — Con*test , v. i. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; followed usually by with. [1913 Webster] The difficulty of an argument adds to the pleasure of contesting with it, when there are hopes of victory …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Contest — Con*test , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contesting}.] [F. contester, fr. L. contestari to call to witness, contestari litem to introduce a lawsuit by calling witnesses, to bring an action; con + testari to be a witness,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Contest — País …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 9 contest — [kən test′; ] for n. [ kän′test΄] vt. [Fr contester < L contestari, to call to witness, bring action < com , together + testari, to bear witness < testis, a witness: see TESTIFY] 1. to try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 contest — is pronounced with stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second syllable as a verb …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 contest — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close, equal (BrE), even, tight ▪ closely fought (esp. BrE), hard fought ▪ one sided, u …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 contest — con|test1 [ˈkɔntest US ˈka:n ] n 1.) a competition or a situation in which two or more people or groups are competing with each other contest for ▪ the bitter contest for the Republican presidential nomination ▪ Stone decided to hold a contest to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Contest — Cet article a pour sujet la commune française nommée Contest. Pour une définition du mot « contest », voir l’article contest du Wiktionnaire. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Contest (saint) …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 14 contest — n. 1) to hold, stage a contest 2) to judge a contest 3) to enter a contest 4) a bitter, hard fought; close; one sided contest 5) a baby; beauty; oratorical contest 6) a contest among, between; for * * * [ kɒntest] beauty between …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 Contest — A contest is an event in which at least two teams or individuals compete. There may be an award to a winner or awards for multiple top performers, but a contest may be imposed for training. A contest may occur naturally, or be planned by the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 contest — I UK [ˈkɒntest] / US [ˈkɑnˌtest] noun [countable] Word forms contest : singular contest plural contests ** 1) a competition, especially one in which people s skill in a particular activity or sport is tested a contest between the two top rated… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 contest — ♦♦♦ contests, contesting, contested (The noun is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱ntest[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]kənte̱st[/t]].) 1) N COUNT A contest is a competition or game in which people try to win. → See also beauty contest Few contests in the… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 contest — con|test1 [ kan,test ] noun count ** 1. ) a competition, especially one in which people s skill in a particular activity or sport is tested: a contest between the two top rated tennis players in the world a singing/poetry contest 2. ) a situation …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 Contest — Cọn|test 〈m. 6〉 (musikalischer od. sportlicher) Wettbewerb [engl.] * * * Cọn|test , der; [e]s, s u. e [engl. contest < älter frz. contest, zu lat. contestari = (einen Prozess) in Gang bringen] (Jargon): Wettbewerb (z. B. im Bereich der… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 20 contest — {{11}}contest (n.) 1640s, from CONTEST (Cf. contest) (v.). {{12}}contest (v.) c.1600, from Fr. contester dispute, oppose, from M.Fr., from L. contestari (litem) to call to witness, bring action, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + testari to …

    Etymology dictionary


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