What does the word contest mean?

Usage examples for contest

  1. In one of these ceremonials, all the men of the entire pueblo have a rock contest with all the men of Samoki. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  2. The contest ended in a terrible defeat for the English. – George Washington by Calista McCabe Courtenay
  3. He was not aware that cannon were to figure in the contest; and with his large force he could easily overcome the small number behind the breastwork. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic