Meaning of contest

con•test

Pronunciation: (n.kon'testv.k&schwan&sylptest'), [key]
— n.
  1. a race, conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize.
  2. struggle for victory or superiority.
  3. strife in argument; dispute; controversy: Their marriage was marred by perpetual contest.
—v.t.
  1. to struggle or fight for, as in battle.
  2. to argue against; dispute: to contest a controversial question; to contest a will.
  3. to call in question: They contested his right to speak.
  4. to contend for in rivalry.
—v.i.
  1. to dispute; contend; compete.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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