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Definition of Contest

Contest

  1. To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
  2. To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.
  3. To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.
  4. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.
  5. Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.
  6. Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.

Contest Quotations

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
Samuel Adams

The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
Steven Brust

All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and 'rough' are not satisfied.
John Boyle O'Reilly

Even if you have nothing in your wallet, nothing can keep you from having a great summer. You can listen to crickets sing you to sleep, trace the Big Dipper, breathe in the stars, run through a sprinkler, host a cartwheel contest in the front yard.
Regina Brett

Compare sending someone a text message and getting a love letter delivered by carrier pigeon. No contest.
Bryan Callen
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Contest Translations

contest in Afrikaans is kompetisie, wedstryd
contest in Dutch is match, wedstrijd, concours
contest in French is concours, renauder
contest in German is anfechten, Wettkampf, Wettkampf, Wettbewerb
contest in Italian is contestare
contest in Latin is certamen
contest in Spanish is controvertir, concurso, protestar
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