An example of challenge is an employee questioning the actions of their supervisor in a meeting.
A career that offers a challenge.
An example of challenge is a guard asking for identification.
An example of challenge is a boxer asking another boxer to take part in a boxing match.
An example of challenge is someone being stopped at a border crossing to show their passport.
A problem that challenges the imagination.
A sentry gave the challenge.
A challenge of the premises of an argument.
To challenge the imagination.
A challenge to a theory.
A book that challenges established beliefs.
- A bid to overcome something.A challenge to the king's authority.
- (law, rare) A judge's interest in the result of the case for which he or she should not be allowed to sit the case, e.g. a conflict of interest.Consanguinity in direct line is a challenge for a judge when he or she is sitting cases.
- The act of appealing a ruling or decision of a court of administrative agency.
- The act of seeking to remove a judge, arbitrator or other judicial or semi-judicial figure for reasons of alleged bias or incapacity.We're still waiting to hear how the court rules on our challenge of the arbitrator based on conflict of interest.
- (US) An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.
The sentinel challenged us with "Who goes there?"
Events that challenge our attention.
Origin of challenge
- Middle English chalenge from Old French from Latin calumnia trickery, false accusation calumny V., Middle English chalengen from Old French chalangier from Latin calumniārī from calumnia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English chalenge, assilibated variant of Middle English calenge, calange (“an accusation, claim”), from Old French chalenge, chalonge, assilibated forms of Old French calenge, calonge, from Latin calumnia (“a false accusation, calumny”), from Proto-Indo-European *kēl-, *ḱēl- (“invocation; to beguile, feign, charm, cajole, deceive”). Cognate with Old English hōl (“calumny”).