challenge challenge  /ˈtʃæ ləndʒ/


  1. (n) a demanding or stimulating situation
  2. (n) a call to engage in a contest or fight
  3. (n) questioning a statement and demanding an explanation
  4. (n) a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
  5. (n) a demand by a sentry for a password or identification
  6. (v) take exception to
  7. (v) issue a challenge to
  8. (v) ask for identification
  9. (v) raise a formal objection in a court of law


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  • The success of Wikipedia should give us pause before dismissing latest challenge to seemingly unbeatable Google.


  1. Humana Challenge markets discounts for Hope's birthday

    In honor of Bob Hope's 110th birthday today, the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation will be offering a discounted deal for week-long grounds badges for next January's 55th annual PGA Tour event.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Desert Sun

  2. Food Challenge seeks to recycle unused food, not waste it

    RENO -- A national Food Challenge to change the way people think about managing food and food waste is underway, but one local bakery is already implementing a food recycling program throughout our community.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Reno

  3. Athletics-World Challenge Meeting Moscow men/women results

    June 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Challenge Meeting Moscow Men/Women on Tuesday Men's 100m1. Dwain Chambers (Britain) 10.32 2. Aleksandr Brednev (Russia) 10.33 3. Peter Emelieze (Nigeria) 10.41 Men's 400m1. Vladimir Krasnov (Russia) 46.08 2. Omar Cisneros (Cuba) 46.23 3. Radel Kashefrazov (Russia) 46.44 Men's 800m1. Andre Olivier (South Africa) 1:44.93 2. Yuriy Borzakovskiy ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The challenge now is to continue to show this clear and convening leadership while not losing sight of your ongoing work to secure the security, prosperity and dignity of our fellow human beings," she added.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Elizabeth II Source: Island Crisis (blog)

  2. Talking about the duration of the flight, the project's co-founder Bertrand Piccard said pilot Andre Borschberg "will stay up there as long as possible. Hopefully he will still be in the air at sunrise tomorrow. That is the challenge."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source: TopNews New Zealand

  3. "This kind of comprehensive agreement would be an important step forward in the effort to rally the world around a solution to our climate challenge," Obama said. "And we agreed that each of us would take significant mitigation actions and...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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