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"
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
Origin: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom′bat, or kum′bat, v.i. to contend or struggle.—v.t. to beat against: to contest: to oppose: to debate.—n. a struggle: a fight.—adjs. Com′batable, capable of being combated; Com′batant, disposed to combat.—n. one who combats; Com′bative, inclined to quarrel.—n. Com′bativeness.—Combatant officer, one who takes part in the action, as opposed to the medical officers, &c., who are Non-combatant. [Fr. combattre, to fight—com, with, and battre, to beat. See Beat.]
The numerical value of Combat in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Combat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly combat.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
We should not expect that we would not have soldiers in harm's way and even soldiers that may be injured or lost, we have a non-combat mission in a combat zone and the war goes on.
This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.
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- сражавам се, битка, боря се, сражение, борбаBulgarian
- batalla, combat, combatreCatalan, Valencian
- boj, bojovatCzech
- brwydro, brwydrWelsh
- kamp, slag, slagsmål, træfningDanish
- Kampf, SchlachtGerman
- πάλη, αγώνας, πολεμώ, καταπολεμώGreek
- acción, combatir, batallaSpanish
- taistella, taistelu, kamppailu, kamppaillaFinnish
- combat, combattre, bataille, lutteFrench
- fjochtsjen, striidWestern Frisian
- cath, còmhragScottish Gaelic
- մարտ, կռիվArmenian
- 싸움, 전투Korean
- کارزان, şerr, ceng, şerKurdish
- proelium, pugnaLatin
- veldslag, kamp, slag, gevecht, vechten, strijd, treffenDutch
- walka, zwalczaćPolish
- luta, combate, peleja, pugna, batalhaPortuguese
- combate, luptă, bătaieRomanian
- борьба, сражение, битва, бойRussian
- batalj, kamp, slag, slagsmål, stridSwedish
- పోటీ పడుTelugu
- muharebe, boğuşmakTurkish
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