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

  2. Combatverb

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

  3. Combatnoun

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

  4. Combatnoun

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

  5. 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. Prime Minister Habib Essid:

    Our priority will be to strengthen measures to combat extremism and strengthen security capabilities to confront terrorism and the protection of the democratic transition.

  2. United Airlines:

    Theres got to be a way to combat that stuff and not have it affect huge airports with such a little piece of technology.

  3. Mateusz Morawiecki:

    Ukraine has a broad defense industry capable of… maintaining and upgrading Soviet-era combat aircraft.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    I hope today's briefing provides members with specific information about what the departments and agencies are doing to combat the threat to our elections and what we ought to do next, after it concludes, we can not let this issue sit on the backburner. Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans alike must roll up Senate Democrats sleeves and get to work, the Majority Leader included.

  5. President Obama:

    We’ve been in continuous war now for over 13 years. Next week we will be ending our combat mission in Afghanistan, because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the armed forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country.

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