HyperDic: contest

English > 3 senses of the word contest:
NOUNeventcontest, competitionan occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
actcontesta struggle between rivals
VERBcommunicationcontest, contend, repugnto make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
contest > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntehst; kahnteh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > contest: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants.
Narrowerathletic contest, athletic competition, athleticsA contest between athletes
boutA contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
championshipA competition at which a champion is chosen
chickenA foolhardy competition
cliffhangerA contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end
dogfightA fiercely disputed contest
field trialA contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving
gameA single play of a sport or other contest
matchA formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
playoffAny final / final competition to determine a championship
raceA contest of speed
raceAny competition
rubberA contest consisting of a series of successive matches between the same sides
series(sports) several contests played successively by the same teams
spelling bee, spelldown, spelling contestA contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly
tournament, tourneyA sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games / games / games to decide the winner
tournamentA series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
trial(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications
Broadersocial eventAn event characteristic of persons forming groups
Spanishcampeonato, certamen, competencia, competición, concurso, contienda, prueba
Catalancampionat, certamen, competició, concurs
English > contest: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA struggle between rivals.
Narrowerbattle of witsA contest in which intelligence rather than violence is used
bidding contestA series of competing bids
popularity contestcompetition (real or figurative) for popular support
Broadercompetition, contention, rivalryThe act of competing as for profit / profit or a prize
Spanishconcurso, contienda
Verbscontestto make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
English > contest: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"They contested the outcome of the race"
Synonymscontend, repugn
Narrowerchallenge, dispute, gainsaytake exception to
BroaderopposeBe against
Spanishimpugnar, rebatir
Adjectivescontestablecapable of being contested
Participlecontesteddisputed or made the object of contention or competition
uncontestednot disputed and not made the object of contention or competition
Nounscontesta struggle between rivals
contestationa contentious speech act
contesteea winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested
contestersomeone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)

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