What does Combat mean?

Definitions for Combat
kəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt; ˈkɒm bætCom·bat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combat, armed combat(noun)

    an engagement fought between two military forces

  2. 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"

  3. battle, combat(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. combat(Noun)

    A battle, a fight (often one in which weapons are used); a struggle for victory.

  2. combat(Verb)

    To fight; to struggle for victory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Combat(verb)

    to struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight

    Etymology: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]

  2. Combat(verb)

    to fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist

    Etymology: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]

  3. Combat(noun)

    a fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy

    Etymology: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]

  4. Combat(noun)

    an engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies

    Etymology: [F. combattre; pref. com- + battre to beat, fr. L. battuere to strike. See Batter.]

Freebase

  1. Combat

    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

  1. Combat

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. combat

    An engagement of no great magnitude, or one in which the parties engaged are not armies.

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How to say Combat in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Combat in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Combat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Combat in a Sentence

  1. Norm Hooten:

    I lost a couple of close friends that died of drug related overdoses and they were really good guys – special operations guys, losing my fellow soldiers to substance abuse was almost as bad as losing them in combat. All their talent and potential was lost and I wanted to do something about it.

  2. Kate Andersen Brower:

    I think this upcoming trip to Africa sends a strong message that the US is engaged in the region and helps combat the statements reportedly made by her husband about the continent.

  3. Tara Ruby:

    Through the guidance of my military friends, the Fort Bliss P3T Program and Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, our Garrison command and our Public Affairs, we were able to show that even our mommies in uniform can provide for their babies, breastfeeding their babies doesn't make them less of a soldier, I believe it makes them a better one. Juggling the tasks and expectations of a soldier, plus providing for their own in the best way they possibly can, makes (these) ladies even stronger for it.

  4. Modibo Bachir Walidu:

    Proceedings at the ICC take a lot of time. Perhaps Amnesty thinks we are doing nothing, or not enough to prosecute criminals, but I assure you that the government is determined to combat impunity.

  5. Matt Meilstrup:

    What we do is... we teach a lot of the practical elements, navigation, the fundamentals of how to combat causalities, how to stay on watches. Really, it’s training our officers to respond to whatever issues they may face in the future.

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