|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
2. (v. t.) To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.
3. (v. t.) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.
4. (v. i.) To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.
5. (n.) Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.
6. (n.) Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.
Contest (7 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 9:25 But every competitor in an athletic contest practices abstemiousness in all directions. They indeed do this for the sake of securing a perishable wreath, but we for the sake of securing one that will not perish. (WEY)
2 Timothy 2:5 And if any one takes part in an athletic contest, he gets no prize unless he obeys the rules. (WEY)
2 Timothy 4:7 I have gone through the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have guarded the faith. (WEY)
Hebrews 10:32 And call to your remembrance the former days, in which, having been enlightened, ye did endure much conflict of sufferings, (See NIV)
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, we also having so great a cloud of witnesses set around us, every weight having put off, and the closely besetting sin, through endurance may we run the contest that is set before us, (YLT)
2 Samuel 2:14 Abner said to Joab, "Please let the young men arise and play before us!" Joab said, "Let them arise!" (See NAS)
Job 9:19 If of power, lo, the Strong One; And if of judgment -- who doth convene me? (See RSV)