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Meaning of FIGHT

Pronunciation:  fIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a boxing match; "the fight was on television last night"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"
  4. [n]  an aggressive willingness to compete; "the team was full of fight"
  5. [n]  an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
  6. [v]  be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"
  7. [v]  fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
  8. [v]  make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
  9. [v]  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 liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
 

FIGHT is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: agitate, battle, bout, campaign, competitiveness, conflict, crusade, engagement, fighting, press, struggle, struggle
 
 See Also: action, advertise, advertize, affaire d'honneur, affray, aggressiveness, Armageddon, armed combat, assail, assault, assay, attack, attempt, bandy, banging, battering, battle, Battle of Britain, bear down, beating, blow, box, boxing, brawl, brush, chicken fight, clash, combat, combat, compete, conflict, contend, cut-and-thrust, defend, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, disturbance, dogfight, drive, drive back, Drogheda, duel, duel, encounter, engage, essay, fence, fencing, fend, feud, fight, fight back, fight down, fight off, fistfight, fistfight, fisticuffs, flounder, fray, free-for-all, gang fight, get back, gunfight, gunplay, hassle, hold out, impact, in-fighting, join battle, joust, knife fight, labor, labour, military action, naval battle, oppose, pitched battle, promote, pugilism, push, rebuff, recalcitrate, repel, repulse, resist, rough-and-tumble, ruffle, rumble, scuffle, scuffle, seek, settle, set-to, shock, shootout, skirmish, skirmish, slugfest, snickersnee, spar, stand, stand firm, struggle, swordplay, tourney, try, tug, tug, tussle, tussle, vie, wage, war, war, warfare, whipping, withstand

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fight\ (f[imac]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fought}
    (f[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fighting}.] [OE. fihten, fehten,
    AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw.
    f["a]kta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to
    fight, pugnus fist.]
    1. 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.
    
             You do fight against your country's foes. --Shak.
    
             To fight with thee no man of arms will deign.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to
       contend; to strive; to make resistance.
    
    {To fight shy}, to avoid meeting fairly or at close quarters;
       to keep out of reach.
    
    
  2. \Fight\, v. t.
    1. 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.
    
             He had to fight his way through the world.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
             I have fought a good fight.           --2 Tim. iv.
                                                   7.
    
    2. 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.
    
    3. To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as,
       to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
    
    {To fight it out}, to fight until a decisive and conclusive
       result is reached.
    
    
    
    
  3. \Fight\, n. [OE. fight, feht, AS. feoht. See {Fight}, v.
    i.]
    1. 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.
    
             Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. A struggle or contest of any kind.
    
    3. Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he
       has a great deal of fight in him. [Colloq.]
    
    4. A screen for the combatants in ships. [Obs.]
    
             Up with your fights, and your nettings prepare.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    {Running fight}, a fight in which the enemy is continually
       chased; also, one which continues without definite end or
       result.
    
    Syn: Combat; engagement; contest; struggle; encounter; fray;
         affray; action; conflict. See {Battle}.
    
    
 
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