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Definitions of contest

  1. an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a struggle between rivals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. [as in to contest a will]To oppose, dispute or challenge through formal or legal procedures. For example, the defendant in a lawsuit almost always contests the case made by the plaintiff. Or, a disgruntled relative may formally contest the provisions of a will.
  11. To dispute; as, to contest an election; oppose; litigate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To strive; contend; vie. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A struggle for superiority; dispute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To call in question or make the subject of dispute: to strive for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A struggle for superiority: strife: debate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A dispute; strife; debate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To call in question; dispute; resist. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To dispute; strive to win. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To contend strenuously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A struggle; conflict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A struggle for victory or superiority; dispute; strife in argument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To contend for; to struggle to maintain; to controvert; to dispute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To strive; to contend; to vie; to emulate. See Test. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To dispute; to struggle or strive earnestly; to litigate; to oppose; to emulate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Struggle; conflict; dispute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; followed usually by with. dictgcide_fs
  27. 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; CONTEST[=A]'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. contest[=a]ri, to call to witness--con, and test[=a]ri, to be a witness--testis, a witness.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Debate, controversy; strife; (friendly) competition. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. Debate, dispute, (point, statement, &c.); strive in argument (with, against); strive for; dispute with arms (field, victory, issue, battle). Hence contestable a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. Earnest struggle for superiority, defence, or the like; strife in arms; —earnest dispute; strife in argument. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. Dispute, difference, debate. Complete Dictionary

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