Definitions of contestant

  1. a person who participates in competitions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who contests. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Contestably. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Contestable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for contestant

  1. The doctors of the law put an end to the dispute by the decision that the son of the one contestant was to take to wife the daughter of the other, the treasure to be their marriage portion. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  2. To obtain this vote a member who had been elected and confirmed in his seat after a contest, and had occupied it for ten weeks, was unseated, and the contestant previously rejected was put in his place and gave the necessary vote. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White