contestant


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con·tes·tant

 (kən-tĕs′tənt, kŏn′tĕs′tənt)
n.
1. One taking part in a contest; a competitor.
2. One that contests or disputes something, such as an election or a will.

contestant

(kənˈtɛstənt)
n
a person who takes part in a contest; competitor

con•test•ant

(kənˈtɛs tənt)

n.
1. a person who takes part in a contest or competition.
2. a person who contests the results of an election.
3. the party who, in proceedings in the probate court, contests the validity of a will.
[1655–65; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contestant - a person who participates in competitionscontestant - a person who participates in competitions
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
agonist - someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
defaulter - a contestant who forfeits a match
entrant - one who enters a competition
long shot - a contestant that is unlikely to win
also-ran, loser - a contestant who loses the contest
opponent, opposite, opposition - a contestant that you are matched against
outsider - a contestant (human or animal) not considered to have a good chance to win
player, participant - a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
pothunter - someone who participates in contests in order to collect trophies
qualifier - a contestant who meets certain requirements and so qualifies to take part in the next stage of competition; "the tournament was won by a late qualifier"
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
starter - a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning
winner, victor - the contestant who wins the contest
withdrawer - a contestant who withdraws from competition
2.contestant - a person who dissents from some established policycontestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
conscientious objector, CO - one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
political dissident - a dissenter from political orthodoxy
NIMBY - someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard

contestant

noun competitor, candidate, participant, contender, entrant, player, aspirant She was a former contestant in the Miss World beauty pageant.

contestant

noun
Translations
مُتَسَابِقمُتَنافِس، مُتَبار
soutěžícízávodník
konkurrencedeltagermodkandidat
kilpailija
natjecatelj
keppandi
競争者
경기 참가자
súťažiaci
tekmovalec
tävlingsdeltagare
ผู้แข่งขัน
yarışmacımüsabık
người dự thi

contestant

[kənˈtestənt] N (in competition) → concursante mf (Sport etc) → contrincante mf, contendiente mf

contestant

[kənˈtɛstənt] n (in competition, quiz)concurrent(e) m/f; (in fight)adversaire m/f

contestant

n(Wettbewerbs)teilnehmer(in) m(f); (Parl, in quiz) → Kandidat(in) m(f); (Sport) → (Wettkampf)teilnehmer(in) m(f); (Mil) → Kämpfende(r) m; the contestants in the electiondie Wahlkandidaten

contestant

[kənˈtɛstənt] n (in competition) → concorrente m/f (Sport) → contendente m/f, avversario/a
contestant for a title → aspirante m/f a un titolo

contest

(ˈkontest) noun
a struggle, competition etc to gain an advantage or victory. a sporting contest.
conˈtestant noun
a person who takes part in a contest. He is the youngest contestant in the swimming competition.

contestant

مُتَسَابِق soutěžící konkurrencedeltager Teilnehmer διαγωνιζόμενος concursante, contendiente kilpailija participant natjecatelj concorrente 競争者 경기 참가자 deelnemer konkurrent współzawodnik competidor, concorrente соперник tävlingsdeltagare ผู้แข่งขัน yarışmacı người dự thi 竞争者
References in classic literature ?
They muttered low gutturals of approval as bits of white hide or hairy bloodstained skin were torn from one contestant or the other.
I have given a judgment for the residuary legatee under the will," said the Court, "put the costs upon the contestants, decided all questions relating to fees and other charges; and, in short, the estate in litigation has been settled, with all controversies, disputes, misunderstandings, and differences of opinion thereunto appertaining.
Before them on the highroad five knights in armor were now engaged in furious battle with a party of ten or a dozen other steelclad warriors, while crouching breathless on her palfry a young woman sat a little apart from the contestants.
They hurried him along, the sounds of battle growing fainter and fainter as they drew away from the contestants until there suddenly broke upon D'Arnot's vision a good-sized clearing at one end of which stood a thatched and palisaded village.
As the contestants came opposite where Bashti and Aora his prime minister stood, they redoubled their efforts, Wiwau goading enthusiastically, Tiha jumping with every thrust to the imminent danger of dropping the stones.
It was admitted that the medal contestants had practically narrowed down to three--Gilbert Blythe, Anne Shirley, and Lewis Wilson; the Avery scholarship was more doubtful, any one of a certain six being a possible winner.
Above the heads of the contestants I could see from my elevated station upon the dais the face of my old friend Kantos Kan.
If, at the inception of the race, only Goro and the stars had looked down upon the contestants, such was not the case at its finish, since from an embrasure near the summit of the wall two close-set black eyes peered down upon the two.
The eyes of the players were fastened upon the contestants, the spectators leaned forward in their seats after the first applause that had greeted the move, and silence fell upon the vast assemblage.
The target was not so far but that twelve out of the twenty contestants reached its inner circle.
Slowly they were overpowering him, though a score of them bled from ugly wounds, and two lay very still beneath the trampling feet, and the rolling bodies of the contestants.
There were boys' races and girls' races, races of young women and old women, of fat men and fat women, sack races and three-legged races, and the contestants strove around the small track through a Bedlam of cheering supporters.