What does Fight mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Fight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. battle, conflict, fight, engagementnoun

    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, scrapnoun

    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, fightnoun

    an aggressive willingness to compete

    "the team was full of fight"

  4. fightnoun

    an intense verbal dispute

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

  5. fightverb

    a boxing or wrestling match

    "the fight was on television last night"

  6. contend, fight, struggleverb

    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, defendverb

    fight against or resist strongly

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

  8. fight, struggleverb

    make a strenuous or labored effort

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

  9. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitateverb

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fightnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Herilus in single fight I slew,
    Whom with three lives Feronia did endue;
    And thrice I sent him to the Stygian shore,
    ’Till the last ebbing soul return’d no more. John Dryden, Æn.

  2. To Fightverb

    To war against; to combat against.

    Himself alone, an equal match he boasts,
    To fight the Phrygian and the Ausonian hosts. John Dryden, Æn.

  3. To FIGHTverb

    preter. fought; part. pass. fought.

    Etymology: feohtan , Saxon.

    King Henry, be thy title right or wrong,
    Lord Clifford vows to fight in thy defence. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    Fierce fiery warriors fight upon the clouds
    In ranks and squadrons, and right form of war. William Shakespeare.

    The common question is, if we must now surrender Spain, what have we been fighting for all this while? The answer is ready: we have been fighting for the ruin of the publick interest, and the advancement of a private. Jonathan Swift.

    For her confederate nations fought, and kings were slain,
    Troy was o’erthrown, and a whole empire fell. Phillips.

    One shall undertake to fight against another. 2 Esdr. xiii.

    The poor wren,
    The most diminutive of birds, will fight,
    The young ones in her nest, against the owl. William Shakespeare, Macb.

    Richard, that robb’d the lion of his heart,
    And fought the holy wars in Palestine,
    By this brave duke came early to his grave. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    Greatly unfortunate, he fights the cause
    Of honour, virtue, liberty and Rome. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    The hot and cold, the dry and humid fight. George Sandys.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fightverb

    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. Fightverb

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

  3. Fightverb

    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. Fightverb

    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. Fightverb

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

  6. Fightverb

    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. Fightverb

    a struggle or contest of any kind

  8. Fightverb

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

  9. Fightverb

    a screen for the combatants in ships

  10. Etymology: [OE. fihten, fehten, AS. feohtan; akin to D. vechten, OHG. fehtan, G. fechten, Sw. fkta, Dan. fegte, and perh. to E. fist; cf. L. pugnare to fight, pugnus fist.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fight

    fīt, v.i. to strive with: to contend in war or in single combat.—v.t. to engage in conflict with: to gain by fight: to cause to fight:—pr.p. fight′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. fought (fawt).—n. a struggle: a combat: a battle or engagement.—n. Fight′er.—adj. Fight′ing, engaged in or fit for war.—n. the act of fighting or contending.—ns. Fight′ing-cock, a gamecock, a pugnacious fellow; Fight′ing-fish (Betta pugnax), a small Siamese fresh-water fish, kept for its extraordinary readiness for fighting, bets being laid on the issue.—Fight it out, to struggle on until the end; Fight shy of, to avoid from mistrust.—Live like fighting-cocks, to get the best of meat and drink. [A.S. feohtan; Ger. fechten.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fight

    To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat; to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms;—followed by with or against.

  2. fight

    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. To contend with in battle; to war against, as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles. To cause to fight; manage or manœuvre in a fight.

  3. fight

    A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a struggle for victory, either between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies. A duel is called a single fight or combat.

Editors Contribution

  1. fightverb

    To have a disagreement with someone; quarrel.

    Mom and Dad fight a lot.

    Submitted by zakaria1409 on July 8, 2022  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fight in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Fight in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Grimm:

    I am glad that my years-long fight to have my school see me for who I am is over. Being forced to use the nurse's room, a private bathroom, and the girl's room was humiliating for me, and having to go to out-of-the-way bathrooms severely interfered with my education, trans youth deserve to use the bathroom in peace without being humiliated and stigmatized by their own school boards and elected officials.

  2. Mitt Romney:

    I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington, let there be no question – I will fight for Utah.

  3. Khalid Jone:

    If you want to be active to fight for your rights, first you need shelter over your head, when you have a place to sleep, you can relax and ... it can help you think about what you want to do.

  4. Evan Agostini/ImageDirect -RRB- Parker:

    If one more person calls this a catfight... I’m not in a fight, i never fought with Kim. I don’t have to send any gifts to Kim, because I’ve never done anything.

  5. Tim Sweeney:

    We're still a highly independent company who's not beholden to public markets in which we have to show ever-increasing profits, and anything like a fight like this [ with Apple Inc. and Google ], which loses us money for a year or more, would never be tolerated. So we have the financial independence to do that.

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Translations for Fight

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  • strydAfrikaans
  • قاتل, تقاتل, تحاربArabic
  • döyüşməkAzerbaijani
  • бойка, сутычка, бітва, бой, барацьба, біцца, змагаццаBelarusian
  • бой, сражение, битка, борба, бия, боря, сражавам се, бия сеBulgarian
  • རྒྱ་འདྲེTibetan Standard
  • lluita, combat, lluitar, barallar-se, combatreCatalan, Valencian
  • boj, rvačka, zápas, bitka, bitva, bojovnost, bojovat, zápasit, bítCzech
  • brwydroWelsh
  • kamp, ballade, slag, slagsmål, kæmpe, udkæmpe, bekæmpe, slåsDanish
  • Prügelei, Kampf, Schlacht, Keilerei, Streit, Kampfgeist, fechten, streiten, kämpfen, bekämpfenGerman
  • πολεμώ, καταπολεμώ, πάληGreek
  • bataliEsperanto
  • lucha, luchar, combatir, pelear, peleaSpanish
  • võitlema, kaklema, sõdimaEstonian
  • borroka, borrokaldi, bataila, gudu, borroka egin, borrokatu, aurka eginBasque
  • پیکار, نبرد, مسابقه, مبارزه, دعوا, نزاع, کشمکش, تلاش کردن, مقابله کردن, مبارزه کردن, جنگیدنPersian
  • kamppailu, taistelu, tappelu, taistelutahto, tapella, taistella, tsempataFinnish
  • combat, bataille, combativité, lutte, bagarre, combattre, se battre, guerroyerFrench
  • fjochtsjeWestern Frisian
  • troid, comhraicIrish
  • còmhrag, cogadh, blàr, sabaid, cogScottish Gaelic
  • loitar, combatirGalician
  • קרב, רוח קרב, מאבק, לחימה, ריב, רב, נאבק, נלחםHebrew
  • युद्ध, लड़ाई, झगड़ा, झगड़ना, लड़नाHindi
  • küzdelem, harcol, verekszikHungarian
  • կռիվ, պայքար, մարտ, կռվել, պայքարել, մարտնչելArmenian
  • slagur, bardagi, gegn, slást, berjast, heyja, viðIcelandic
  • lotta, combattimento, incontro, battaglia, rissa, combattere, lottare, azzuffarsi, battersiItalian
  • 戦闘, ファイト, 闘志, 喧嘩, 試合, 戦意, 戦い, 対決, 戦う, 闘うJapanese
  • ბრძოლა, შებრძოლებაGeorgian
  • ұрысу, күресу, соғысу, төбелесуKazakh
  • វាយតប់, តស៊ូ, ប្រយុទ្ឋKhmer
  • ಹೋರಾಟKannada
  • 싸움, 다투다, 싸우다Korean
  • شه‌ڕ, شه‌ڕ کردنKurdish
  • pugna, pugno, pugnare, luctor, combattuoLatin
  • ຮົບ, ຕໍ່ສູ້Lao
  • mūšis, muštynės, grumtynės, kova, peštynės, kautis, peštis, muštis, grumtis, kovotiLithuanian
  • cīņa, kauja, kautiņš, kauties, cīnītiesLatvian
  • битка, бој, бориMacedonian
  • ġliedaMaltese
  • ရန်ဖြစ်Burmese
  • strijd, gevecht, boel, vechtlust, strijden, voor, ijveren, vechten, tegen, bevechten, opkomen, uitvechten, met, bekampenDutch
  • slåsskamp, stridslyst, slag, kamp, slåss, kjempe for, kjempe, bekjempeNorwegian
  • batreOccitan
  • bój, starcie, bojowość, bójka, bitwa, batalia, walka, walczyć, bićPolish
  • briga, luta, combatividade, batalha, combate, contra, lutar, enfrentar, combater, [[lutar]] [[contra]]Portuguese
  • cumbat, cumbata, lutga, lutgar, cumbatterRomansh
  • luptă, bătaie, a, se bate, combateRomanian
  • бой, стычка, сражение, борьба, баталия, драка, битва, бороться, сражаться, биться, дратьсяRussian
  • борба, borba, boriti, боритиSerbo-Croatian
  • bitva, boj, bojovať, biťSlovak
  • boritiSlovene
  • luftë, luftënAlbanian
  • fajt, kamp, strid, match, slåss, strida, kämpa, bekämpaSwedish
  • vitaSwahili
  • சண்டைTamil
  • పోరాటంTelugu
  • รบThai
  • savaş, dövüş, savaşmak, dövüşmekTurkish
  • битва, боротьба, бійка, сутичка, бій, боротися, битисяUkrainian
  • chiến đấuVietnamese
  • קעמפֿןYiddish
  • 斗争Chinese

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    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    • A. match
    • B. aspiration
    • C. endeavor
    • D. troop

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