Definition of Fight

1. Noun. A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war. "He lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

Exact synonyms: Battle, Conflict, Engagement
Generic synonyms: Action, Military Action
Specialized synonyms: Armageddon, Pitched Battle, Naval Battle, Armed Combat, Combat, Dogfight, Assault
Group relationships: War, Warfare
Specialized synonyms: Battle Of Britain, Drogheda
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Battle, Engage

2. Verb. Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight. "Sam cannot fight Sue "; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

3. Noun. The act of fighting; any contest or struggle. "The unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

4. Verb. Fight against or resist strongly. "Don't fight it!"

5. Noun. An aggressive willingness to compete. "The team was full of fight"
Exact synonyms: Competitiveness
Generic synonyms: Aggressiveness
Derivative terms: Competitive, Competitive

6. Verb. Make a strenuous or labored effort. "He fought for breath"
Exact synonyms: Struggle
Specialized synonyms: Drive, Labor, Labour, Push, Tug, Flounder
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Derivative terms: Struggle, Struggle, Struggler

7. Noun. An intense verbal dispute. "A violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

8. Verb. Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for. "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Campaign, Crusade, Press, Push
Generic synonyms: Advertise, Advertize, Promote, Push
Related verbs: Advertise, Advertize, Promote, Push
Derivative terms: Campaign, Crusade, Crusader, Fighter, Push

9. Noun. A boxing or wrestling match. "The fight was on television last night"
Generic synonyms: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism

Definition of Fight

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. 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.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Fight

1. Verb. (intransitive) To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To strive for; to campaign or contend for success. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To conduct or engage in (battle, warfare etc.). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To engage in combat with; to oppose physically, to contest with. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To try to overpower; to fiercely counteract. ¹

6. Noun. An occasion of fighting. ¹

7. Noun. (archaic) A battle between opposing armies. ¹

8. Noun. A physical confrontation or combat between two or more people or groups. ¹

9. Noun. (sports) A boxing or martial arts match. ¹

10. Noun. A conflict, possibly nonphysical, with opposing ideas or forces; strife. ¹

11. Noun. The will or ability to fight ¹

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Definition of Fight

1. to attempt to defeat an adversary [v FOUGHT, FIGHTING, FIGHTS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fight

fight (current term)
fight a losing battle
fight back
fight down
fight fire with fire
fight fires
fight in armour
fight off
fight or flight
fight or flight reaction
fight shy of
fight the good fight
fight the tape
fight to the death

Literary usage of Fight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Iliad by Homer, W. G. Caldcleugh (1870)
"BUT Menelaus knew that Patroclus Had by the Trojans in the fight been slain. In glittering brass he to the front repaired, And round the corpse like a young ..."

2. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"But perhaps not to fight against may appear to some one to be the safer course. Well without then, let him who thinks so think again. When a man ,...., . ..."

3. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard, William Caxton (1903)
"CHAPTER LXXXVII How there was a day set between Sir Tristram and Sir Palomides for to fight, and how Sir Tristram was hurt. THEN said Sir Tristram : I will ..."

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