contest-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: an official event, competition, in which a prize is given

Commentary: CONTEST[+event][+official][+competition][+prize][+sports/+beauty/+sweepstakes]

They have an annual pie-eating contest at the county fair.
Sally's cousin has won several beauty contests in the Midwest.
It was really no contest because the black stallion won the race by ten lengths.
The knight challenged his rival to a contest for the hand of the princess.
I have never known anyone who won a mail sweepstakes contest.

PropBank: contest.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an ongoing struggle for victory between rivals

Commentary: CONTEST[+activity][+ongoing][+struggle][+victory][+personal/+political]

He sees it as a contest between traditional and left-wing views.
The congressional contests in the south are being closely watched.
The theme of the novel centers around a contest between loyalty and honesty.
The two brothers enjoyed a friendly contest of wits with each other.

PropBank: contest.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)


PropBank: NM