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.
When you argue that someone has made an incorrect or bad conclusion, this is an example of contest.
England's contest with Spain for domination of the seas.
A spelling contest.
Trade routes that were contested by competing cultures.
Contest a will.
Contested with other bidders for the antique.
To contest a will.
The troops contested every inch of ground.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of contest
- Probably from French conteste from contester to dispute from Old French to call to witness from Latin contestārī com- com- testis witness trei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition