American English

Definition of contest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a competition in which people try to win something a singing contest a talent contest to enter/win/lose a contest see also beauty contest
  2. 2contest (for something) a struggle to gain control or power a contest for the leadership of the party
  3. Idioms
    be no contest
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    used to say that one side in a competition is so much stronger or better than the other that it is sure to win easily
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: contest