Definitions for FIGHTfaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fightfaɪt(n.; v.)fought, fight•ing.

  1. (n.)a battle or combat.

  2. any contest or struggle:

    to put up a fight against crime.

  3. an angry argument or disagreement.

  4. a boxing bout.

    Category: Sport

  5. a game or diversion in which the participants hit or pelt each other with something harmless:

    a pillow fight.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. ability, will, or inclination to fight, strive, or resist.

  7. (v.i.)attempt to defend oneself against or to subdue, defeat, or destroy an adversary.

  8. to contend in any manner; strive vigorously for or against something.

  9. (v.t.)to contend with in battle or combat; war against.

  10. to contend with or against in any manner:

    to fight despair.

  11. to carry on (a battle, duel, etc.).

  12. to maintain (a cause, quarrel, etc.) by fighting or contending.

  13. to make (one's way) by fighting or striving.

  14. to cause or set (a boxer, animal, etc.) to fight.

  15. to maneuver (troops, ships, etc.) in battle.

    Category: Military

  16. fight back,to check; hold back (tears).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  17. fight off,to beat back; repel.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for fight:

  1. fight it out,to fight until a decision is reached.

    Category: Idiom

  2. fight shy of,to keep away from; avoid.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of fight:

bef. 900; ME fi(g)hten, OE fe(o)htan; c. OS, OHG fehtan


Princeton's WordNet

  1. battle, conflict, fight, engagement(noun)

    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"

  2. fight, fighting, combat, scrap(noun)

    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"

  3. competitiveness, fight(noun)

    an aggressive willingness to compete

    "the team was full of fight"

  4. fight(noun)

    an intense verbal dispute

    "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

  5. fight(verb)

    a boxing or wrestling match

    "the fight was on television last night"

  6. contend, fight, struggle(verb)

    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

    "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

  7. fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend(verb)

    fight against or resist strongly

    "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"

  8. fight, struggle(verb)

    make a strenuous or labored effort

    "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"

  9. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate(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 liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fight(verb)ɪt

    to use force against sb

    The two young boys began to fight.; to fight with sb

  2. fightɪt

    to be involved in a war

    troops fighting against the rebels; to fight a war/battle

  3. fightɪt

    to argue

    They're always fighting over money.

  4. fightɪt

    to struggle to achieve or win

    to fight for your rights; to fight inequality/sexism/injustice; She fought to be allowed to continue her studies.

  5. fightɪt

    to struggle when it is unlikely you can win

  6. fight(noun)ɪt

    a conflict in which people hit each other

    to have a fight with sb; fights between rival fans

  7. fightɪt

    an effort to achieve or stop sth; = struggle

    the fight to save our rain forests; the fight against crime

  8. fightɪt

    an argument

    We had a fight over money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fight(verb)

    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. Fight(verb)

    to act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance

  3. Fight(verb)

    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

  4. Fight(verb)

    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

  5. Fight(verb)

    to cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship

  6. Fight(verb)

    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

  7. Fight(verb)

    a struggle or contest of any kind

  8. Fight(verb)

    strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him

  9. Fight(verb)

    a screen for the combatants in ships


  1. Ivri Lider vs. Henree – Fight

    Ivri Lider vs. Henree – Fight is an 8-song CD released in 2005. It was part a bonus CD included with Ivri Lider's CD "It's Not The Same." The CD has since become available for individual distribution through music download mediums, such as Amazon and iTunes; as well as an option for hard copy purchase.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIGHT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2651

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIGHT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2181

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIGHT' in Nouns Frequency: #1285

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIGHT' in Verbs Frequency: #211

Translations for FIGHT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of physical violence between people, countries etc

There was a fight going on in the street.

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