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Definition 1: a struggle between rivals - [noun denoting act]

(contest is a kind of ...) the act of competing as for profit or a prize

"the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

(... is a kind of contest ) a contest in which intelligence rather than violence is used

(... is a kind of contest ) a series of competing bids

(... is a kind of contest ) competition (real or figurative) for popular support

Definition 2: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for contest in the sense of this definition

(contest is a kind of ...) an event characteristic of persons forming groups

(... is a kind of contest ) a single play of a sport or other contest

"the game lasted two hours"

(... is a kind of contest ) a contest consisting of a series of successive matches between the same sides

"he won three out of five games to take the rubber"

(... is a kind of contest ) (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

"the visiting team swept the series"

(... is a kind of contest ) a contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving

(... is a kind of contest ) a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

(... is a kind of contest ) a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

(... is a kind of contest ) any competition

"the race for the presidency"

(... is a kind of contest ) a contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly

(... is a kind of contest ) any final competition to determine a championship

(... is a kind of contest ) a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner

(... is a kind of contest ) a contest of speed

"the race is to the swift"

(... is a kind of contest ) a fiercely disputed contest

"their rancor dated from a political dogfight between them" "a real dogfight for third place" "a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract"

(... is a kind of contest ) a contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end

(... is a kind of contest ) a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops

(... is a kind of contest ) a competition at which a champion is chosen

(... is a kind of contest ) a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)

(... is a kind of contest ) a contest between athletes

(... is a kind of contest ) (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications

"the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"

Definition 3: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation - [verb of communication]

Samples where contest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They contested the outcome of the race

Synonyms for contest in the sense of this definition

(contest is a kind of ...) be against; express opposition to

"We oppose the ban on abortion"

(... is a kind of contest ) take exception to

"She challenged his claims"

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