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Challenge meaning

challenge - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; " his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
  2. 2. An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.
  3. 3. The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign.
  4. 4. A claim or demand.
  5. 5. The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.
  6. 6. An exception to a juror or to a member of a court martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his cause.
  7. 7. An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.
  8. 8. To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy.
  9. 9. To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat.
  10. 10. To claim as due; to demand as a right.
  11. 11. To censure; to blame.
  12. 12. To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation.
  13. 13. To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court.
  14. 14. To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter.
  15. 15. To assert a right; to claim a place.
  16. 16. To question or demand the countersign from ( one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with Who comes there?
  17. 17. To claim; to summon to a contest; to object to.

challenge - examples of usage

  1. Like most wild creatures, they have very little fear of an object that remains motionless at their first approach and challenge. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. That was the first time that I ever heard Bunny's challenge. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. He turned and halted at the challenge. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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