Pronunciation: ( —n.kon'test; —v.kun-test'),[key] —n. 1. a race, conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize.
2. struggle for victory or superiority.
3. strife in argument; dispute; controversy: Their marriage was marred by perpetual contest.
—v.t. 1. to struggle or fight for, as in battle.
2. to argue against; dispute: to contest a controversial question; to contest a will. 3. to call in question: They contested his right to speak. 4. to contend for in rivalry.