Definitions for Fighting
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fight, fighting, combat, scrapadjective
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"
active, combat-ready, fighting(a)adjective
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
"on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"
A fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight
engaged in war or other conflict
apt to provoke a fight
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from fight.
An host of fighting men went out to war by bands. 2 Chro.
In fighting fields, as far the spear I throw
As flies the arrow from the well-drawn bow. Alexander Pope, Odyss.
Combat (French for fight) is a purposeful violent conflict meant to physically harm or kill the opposition. Combat may be armed (using weapons) or unarmed (not using weapons). Combat is sometimes resorted to as a method of self-defense, or can be used as a tool to impose one's will on others. An instance of combat can be a stand-alone confrontation or a small part of a much larger violent conflict. Instances of combat may also be benign and recreational, as in the cases of combat sports and mock combat. Combat may comply with, or be in violation of local or international laws regarding conflict. Examples of rules include the Geneva Conventions (covering the treatment of people in war), medieval chivalry, the Marquess of Queensberry rules (covering boxing) and several forms of combat sports.
Fighting refers to engaging in physical combat or conflict, typically with the intention of overpowering or defeating an opponent. It involves the use of physical force, such as punches, kicks, or grappling, to assert dominance or defend oneself. Fighting can occur in various contexts, including sports or activities, self-defense scenarios, and armed conflicts.
qualified for war; fit for battle
occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field
Fighting is the fifth studio album by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1975. After spending four albums trying to find their niche, the band finally forged an identifiable sound featuring the twin guitars of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. This sound draws from hard rock, folk, pop and rhythm and blues. It set the stage for the big commercial breakthrough of the follow-up album, Jailbreak. The track "Suicide" was originally performed by Thin Lizzy when guitarist Eric Bell was still in the band, including on a BBC broadcast recorded in July 1973. It was first performed with different lyrics under the title "Baby's Been Messing". Another track recorded at the Fighting sessions was "Try a Little Harder", which was eventually released on the Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels boxed set in 2002. Fighting is the only other Thin Lizzy album aside from their 1971 debut where band members other than Phil Lynott receive sole songwriting credits for certain tracks. Bell wrote "Ray Gun" on the debut, and Robertson and Gorham wrote "Silver Dollar" and "Ballad of a Hard Man", respectively. Europe guitarist John Norum covered "Wild One" on his 1987 album Total Control. Europe covered "Suicide" on their 2008 live album Almost Unplugged.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Qualified for war; fit for battle; as, “A host of fighting men.” Also, occupied in war; being the scene of war; as, a fighting field.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Fighting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2847
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Rank popularity for the word 'Fighting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2813
Rank popularity for the word 'Fighting' in Nouns Frequency: #1798
The numerical value of Fighting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Fighting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Can we keep that commitment to America? No more misplaced priorities. The American people deserve better. America is worth fighting for. Americans rights are worth fighting for. Their dreams are worth fighting for. Their voices are worth fighting for. And most importantly, their voices are worth being heard on this floor.
If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or our country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits which I have not shared and probably will not share.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
To my wife in South Korea, don't forget here you have parents, a husband and daughter, and a socialist nation. Keep on fighting until the end, my wife is fighting until the end right now, my whole family, my whole North Korean nation. We will all get together so that she can come back. Never stop the fighting.
Half of my life has been spent being Breonna's mother -- it's the only thing I've learned to do well in my life, it's the thing I will die fighting for. Fighting to make sure she gets justice. Fighting to make sure people remember she deserves justice. Fighting to remember that Kentucky failed her. Daniel Cameron failed her. Daniel Cameron has failed the world.
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