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Definitions of contest

  1. To strive; to contend; to vie; to emulate. See Test. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To dispute; as, to contest an election; oppose; litigate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To call in question; dispute; resist. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To dispute; strive to win. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To strive; contend; vie. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To contend strenuously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. a struggle between rivals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. [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.
  17. A struggle for superiority; dispute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A struggle for superiority: strife: debate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A dispute; strife; debate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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. Struggle; conflict; dispute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for contest

  1. The opening became wider; and suddenly the contest was over. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  2. I shall contest it." – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
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