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Definition of "contest" []

  • A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals. (noun)
  • A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges. See Synonyms at conflict. (noun)
  • To compete or strive for. (verb-transitive)
  • To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge: contest a will. See Synonyms at oppose. (verb-transitive)
  • To struggle or compete; contend: contested with other bidders for the antique. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contest" in a sentence
  • "The title contest was played in front of 93,000 fans Saturday night at the sold-out Rose Bowl in Los Angeles."
  • "Virtually every player and coach from the 1989 teams will finally face off at the same Morristown arena where the title contest would have taken place."
  • "The Best Friends Again contest is run by BioArts International, a company that claims to have the sole worldwide license for the cloning of dogs, cats and endangered species."