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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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. Dave Marver:

    And so what we’re doing rather than working to replace the shell of the combat helmet, which is good at ballistic protection, we’re actually replacing the inner padding, which is currently just foam.

  2. Sofie Karasek:

    I think that evidence is really important to have in terms of specific policies that we would use to combat this type of victim blaming mentality.

  3. Carl Schuster:

    The different scale of demonstrated combat power between the People Liberation Army Navy's and United States Navy exercises will be noticeable. That sends both a military and geopolitical signal to South China Sea and the region, the US Navy's exercise demonstrates who has the greater potential power.

  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. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    I am clear that there is no appetite in Libya for foreign combat troops on the ground, we do not anticipate any requests from the GNA for ground combat forces to take on Daesh (Islamic State) or any other armed groups and we have no plans to deploy troops in such a role.

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