The definition of a contest is an event in which people compete to be considered the winner or to win some prize or recognition.(noun)
An example of a contest is a competitive game where people try to guess the number of beans in a jar, or a competitive game where people try to throw a ball the farthest.
To contest is to dispute or fight for something.(verb)
When you argue that someone has made an incorrect or bad conclusion, this is an example of contest.
See contest in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr contester < L contestari, to call to witness, bring action < com-, together + testari, to bear witness < testis, a witness: see testify
See contest in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably from French conteste
Origin: , from contester, to dispute
Origin: , from Old French, to call to witness
Origin: , from Latin contestārī
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots.
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