Definitions for Combatkəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; ˈkɒm bæt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•batkəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; ˈkɒm bæt(v.; n.)-bat•ed, -bat•ing; -bat•ted, -bat•ting
(v.t.)to fight or contend against; oppose vigorously:
to combat crime.
(v.i.)to battle; contend:
to combat with disease.
(n.)active, armed fighting with enemy forces.
a fight, struggle, or controversy, as between two persons, teams, or ideas.
Origin of combat:
1535–45; < MF combat (n.), combattre (v.) < LL combattere < L com-+battuere to strike, beat
combat, armed combat(noun)
an engagement fought between two military forces
fight, fighting, combat, scrap(verb)
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"
battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
"The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
combat(noun)əmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; n. ˈkɒm bæt
fighting in a war
armed combat; troops dying in combat
combat(verb)əmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; n. ˈkɒm bæt
to try to prevent
the use of exercise to combat stress
A battle, a fight (often one in which weapons are used); a struggle for victory.
To fight; to struggle for victory
to struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight
to fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist
a fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy
an engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies
Combat or fighting is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, or establish dominance over the opposition, or to kill the opposition, or drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed. The term combat typically refers to armed conflict between military forces in warfare, whereas the more general term "fighting" can refer to any violent conflict between individuals or nations. Combat violence can be unilateral, whereas fighting implies at least a defensive reaction. However, the terms are often used synonymously along with the term "Battle Ready". A large-scale fight is known as a battle. Combat may take place under a specific set of rules or be unregulated. Examples of rules include the Geneva Conventions, medieval Chivalry, the Marquess of Queensberry rules and several forms of combat sports. Combat in war fare involves two or more opposing military organizations, usually fighting for nations at war. Warfare falls under the laws of war, which govern its purposes and conduct, and protect the rights of soldiers and non-combatants.
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Translations for Combat
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an act of) fighting
The two knights met each other in single combat.
- stryd, gevegAfrikaans
- يُقاتِل، يُحارِبArabic
- combatePortuguese (BR)
- der (Zwei-)KampfGerman
- kamp; strid; dystDanish
- نبرد؛ مبارزهFarsi
- küzdelem, ütközetHungarian
- combattimento, battagliaItalian
- kauja; cīņaLatvian
- (nær)kamp, stridNorwegian
- نبرد؛ مبارزهPersian
- kamp, stridSwedish
- çarpışma, muharebeTurkish
- 戰鬥Chinese (Trad.)
- لڑنا ، جنگ کرناUrdu
- trận đánhVietnamese
- 战斗Chinese (Simp.)
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