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French contester, from Old French, from Latin contestor ("to call to witness")
contest (countable and uncountable, plural contests)
- (uncountable) Controversy; debate.
- no contest
- (uncountable) Struggle for superiority; combat.
- (countable) A competition.
- The child entered the spelling contest.
Terms derived from the noun "contest"
- Hebrew: (he) f (takharút)
- Italian: concorso (it) m
- Japanese: (konk?ru), (kontesuto), (ja) (, ky?s?)
- Kalmyk: (marhan)
- Latin: cert?men n
- Maori: tauwhawhai
- Norwegian: konkurranse (no) m
- Persian: (fa) (mosâbeqe)
- Polish: konkurs (pl) m
- Portuguese: concurso (pt), competição (pt)
- Romanian: concurs (ro) n, competi?ie (ro) f, întrecere (ro) f
- Russian: (ru) m (kónkurs), (ru) n (sostjazánije), ? (ru) n (sorevnovánije)
- Slovak: sú?a? f
- Spanish: concurso (es) m, competencia (es) f, competición (es) f
- Swahili: shindano (sw)
- Telugu: (te) (plu)
- Turkish: yarma (tr), yar (tr), müsabaka (tr)
- Ukrainian: (zmahánnja), (kónkurs)
contest (third-person singular simple present contests, present participle contesting, simple past and past participle contested)
- (intransitive) To contend.
- I will contest for the open seat on the board.
- (Can we date this quote by Bishop Burnet and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- The difficulty of an argument adds to the pleasure of contesting with it, when there are hopes of victory.
- (transitive) To call into question; to oppose.
- The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.
- (Can we date this quote by J. D. Morell and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- Few philosophical aphorisms have been more frequently repeated, few more contested than this.
- (transitive) To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend.
- The troops contested every inch of ground.
- (law) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist, as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.