American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One taking part in a contest; a competitor.
- n. One that contests or disputes something, such as an election or a will.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who contests; a disputant; a litigant: commonly used of one who contests the result of an election, or the proceeding for probate of a will.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who contests; an opponent; a litigant; a disputant; one who claims that which has been awarded to another.
- n. a person who participates in competitions
- n. a person who dissents from some established policy
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“They actually talk about what led up to the song the contestant is about to sing.”
“Unless a contestant is headed to the bathroom, they have a camera on them.”
“A reality TV contestant is wanted for questioning in connection with the death of his ex-wife, a former swimsuit model whose nude body was found stuffed into a suitcase.”
“However, if he progresses in the show, in which one contestant is eliminated each week, other participants are likely to feel since he is likely to have been ineligible if the production team had been aware of his conviction.”
“Claims the d0uchebag who posted about “death panels” being real, while also believing an ignorant 3rd place Alaskan beauty pageant contestant is qualified to run the country … ..”
“A: Every single contestant is extremely respectable.”
“-- Tim comes in to announce that since the show had planned for six designers at this stage, an eliminated contestant is coming back.”
“The two contestants who aren't successful in the sand challenge face elimination, and after the players cast their votes, another contestant is sent packing.”
“More than one child-contestant is dressed as a harlequin, which says something, I think.”
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