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Contest

English

Etymology

French contester, from Old French, from Latin contestor ("to call to witness")

Pronunciation

Noun

  • (UK) IPA(key): /'k?n.t?st/
  • (US) enPR: k?n't?st, IPA(key): /'k?n.t?st/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -?nt?st

Verb

Noun

contest (countable and uncountable, plural contests)

  1. (uncountable) Controversy; debate.
    no contest
  2. (uncountable) Struggle for superiority; combat.
  3. (countable) A competition.
    The child entered the spelling contest.

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contest (third-person singular simple present contests, present participle contesting, simple past and past participle contested)

  1. (intransitive) To contend.
    I will contest for the open seat on the board.
    • 1725, Homer; [Elijah Fenton], transl., "Book IV", in The Odyssey of Homer. [...], volume I, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646:
      Of man, who dares in pomp with Jove contest?
    • (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (transitive) To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend.
    The troops contested every inch of ground.
  4. (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.

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