What does Combat mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combat, armed combatnoun

    an engagement fought between two military forces

  2. fight, fighting, combat, scrapverb

    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, combatverb

    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. combatnoun

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

  2. combatverb

    To fight; to struggle for victory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Combatverb

    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. Combatverb

    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. Combatnoun

    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. Combatnoun

    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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  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. Nirwono Joga:

    There aren't a lot of people who realize the impact of climate change, when the flood recedes and people get back to their homes and resume normal activities, flood management or concrete actions to combat climate change will be forgotten too.

  2. Cameron Webb:

    The strategy is to combat mis - and disinformation from any source, ultimately, history's going to look back at what's happening in different states. Ron DeSantis are going to see and say who used the moment for the short term and who used the moment with the big, much greater goal of keeping people safe.

  3. Mark Hertling:

    It certainly is somewhat like a combat zone.

  4. Allen West:

    Yesterday I put out a piece on the RPT( Republican Party of Texas) website, my chairman's Monday message, it said cool hands always prevail, because I've been in combat, and you have to temper emotions, you have to stay focused, you have to stay resolute. And people are looking for that that calm, still voice, that leadership voice, and that's what I want to try to be.

  5. Chief Butler:

    As a Marine who is no longer active duty, and as a fire chief, these two worlds have come together, also serving in combat zones and seeing a lot of my colleagues who died in the line of duty, every time one of these things happened, it hits home.

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