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Definitions of fight

  1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a boxing match; "the fight was on television last night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A struggle or contest of any kind. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A screen for the combatants in ships. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; - followed by with or against. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To contend in battle or in arms; to try to destroy or overcome an enemy or opponent; make war; offer resistance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To war against; strive for the mastery of; maneuver or manage in battle, as ships. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A combat; battle or engagement; contest; a quarrel in which physical force is used. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Fighter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Fought. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Fighting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To strive with; to contend in war or in single combat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To engage in conflict with:-pr.p. fighting; pa.t. and pa.p. fought (fawt). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. A struggle; a combat; a battle or engagement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A combat; struggle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To combat with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To contend in war or single combat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To contend with; carry on (a contest); direct in battle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To contend or strive; give battle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Strife; battle; conflict; combat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A battle; a contest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To carry on, as a battle; to win by a struggle; to war against; to cause to fight. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To contend for victory in battle or in single combat; to contend in arms; to contend or strive; to act as a soldier. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. A battle; a combat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To contend for victory; to combat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. An encounter, with blows or other personal violence, between two persons.See State v. Gladden, 73 N. C. 155; Carpenter v. People, 31 Colo. 2S4, 72 Pac. 1072;Coles v. New York Casualty Co., 87 App. Div. 41. 83 N. Y. Supp. 1003. thelawdictionary.org
  40. To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against. mso.anu.edu.au
  41. f[=i]t, v.i. to strive with: to contend in war or in single combat.--v.t. to engage in conflict with: to gain by fight: to cause to fight:--pr.p. fight'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. fought (fawt).--n. a struggle: a combat: a battle or engagement.--n. FIGHT'ER.--adj. FIGHT'ING, engaged in or fit for war.--n. the act of fighting or contending.--ns. FIGHT'ING-COCK, a gamecock, a pugnacious fellow; FIGHT'ING-FISH (Betta pugnax), a small Siamese fresh-water fish, kept for its extraordinary readiness for fighting, bets being laid on the issue.--FIGHT IT OUT, to struggle on until the end; FIGHT SHY OF, to avoid from mistrust.--LIVE LIKE FIGHTING-COCKS, to get the best of meat and drink. [A.S. feohtan; Ger. fechten.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. (fought, pr. fawt). Contend in battle or single combat (against, with; for, on behalf of person or to secure thing); maintain (cause, suit at law, quarrel) by fighting, contend over (question), win one\'s way by fighting; contend with in battle or duel, or with the fists; set on (cocks, dogs) to f. (fighting-cock); manaeuvre (troops, ship) in battle; f. off, repel with effort; f. (dispute &c., or it) out, settle by fighting; f. shy of, keep aloof from (person, undertaking, &c.). Hence fighter n. [West German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. Act of fighting (give, make a, f.; valiant in f.); battle; combat, esp. pugilistic or unpremeditated, between two or more persons, animals, or parties (running f., kept up while one party flies& one pursues; sham-f., between troops for practice or display; standup f., open& formal); (fig.) strife, conflict; appetite or ability for fighting (has f. in him yet; show f., not yield tamely). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. n. A battle; an engagement; a struggle for victory, either between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies; combat; contest; encounter; duel; action. Cabinet Dictionary
  45. Battle; combat, duel; something to screen the combatants in ships. Complete Dictionary

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